Police held two men in custody overnight after an armed robbery at a St. John's convenience store, the second robbery at the same location in a week.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary caught two suspects not long after an armed robbery was reported at a Marie's Mini-Mart on Elizabeth Avenue, near Churchill Square on Sunday night.

Two men, 29 and 34, were being held for a provincial court appearance on charges that include armed robbery, wearing a mask with the intent of committing a crime, and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Witnesses told CBC News that two men entered the store before 8 p.m., and then fled from the scene.

Police have not disclosed what the alleged weapon was, nor what was stolen.