Three teenagers have been arrested for allegedly taking part in the armed robbery of a petrol station.

Hawke's Bay Detective Sergeant Darren Pritchard said at 6am on Saturday morning three armed robbers entered the Z Petrol station on Kennedy Rd, Napier and demanded goods from the attendant.

The trio then took off with a small amount of property.

The attendant was left shaken but was not injured. Victim Support had been working with the attendant.

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Three 17-year-old Napier men had been charged with aggravated robbery. Two will appear in Hastings District Court tomorrow and the third would appear at a later date.

A black Nike sports bag containing items of interest was believed to have been dumped somewhere between the petrol station and the suburb of Marewa, he said.

"If you have found the bag or have any information about the robbery call police on (06) 873 0500 or anonymously phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."