A FIFTEEN-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a robbery of a convenience store.

Detectives investigating the robbery at McColls on on Longstock Crescent, Totton, arrested the teenager from Southampton this morning.

The boy has now been taken into police custody.

The arrest follows a robbery at the newsagents at around 6.15am yesterday.

Four men entered the store and threatened staff before stealing cash and cigarettes.

Officers later discovered a a bag containing cigarettes that had been stolen from the store.

A spokesperson from Hampshire Constabulary said: "Detectives investigating a robbery at a convenience store in Totton have made an arrest.

"The robbery took place at the McColls store in Longstock Crescent, at around 6.15am on Monday 11 February.

"Cash and cigarettes were taken.

"This morning (Tuesday 12 February), officers arrested a 15-year-old boy from Southampton on suspicion of robbery. He is currently in police custody.

"Enquiries into the robbery are ongoing."

Residents reported that a number of police cars arrived at the scene of the incident around 8.45am and the shop was cordoned off by police tape.

One resident of the road said: "I went to get my paper this morning and it was all tapped off with a police car outside.

"I do hope it is nothing serious and no one is hurt, this has been happening an awful lot around here recently."

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting Operation Assessment.