DETECTIVES investigating an armed robbery at a Poole newsagents have made two further arrests.

Staff were reportedly threatened at gunpoint during the raid, which took place at St Mary's News, St Mary's Road, on Tuesday morning.

It was reported two men wearing scarves around their faces entered the small store and threatened members of staff with a weapon, believed to be a handgun.

Investigators say it remains unknown if the handgun was real or a replica.

The men then reportedly took cigarettes, cash and a phone before making off in a black Vauxhall Corsa or similar vehicle.

No-one was injured during the drama, which unfolded around 11.20am in broad daylight.

Dorset Police carried out an immediate search of the local area and a full investigation is ongoing.

A 28-year-old Poole man and a 27-year-old Bournemouth man have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and are assisting police with their enquiries.

Police are still appealing for anyone with information about the incident who has not already spoken to police to come forward. They are also keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and may have relevant dashcam footage.