A motorist holds a fuel pump at a Gulf petrol station in London in this April 18, 2006 file photo. Oil dropped nearly 2 percent on March 20, 2012 as Saudi Arabia sought to knock back crude's price rise that has threatened the global economy, with the oil minister offering the most detailed argument to date that the OPEC nation was prepared to meet any supply shortfall. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Files (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY COMMODITIES)

Durban - A man has been arrested for allegedly robbing a petrol station at the Gateway mall, Durban, on Friday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Three men arrived at the petrol station and robbed staff of an undisclosed amount of cash at gunpoint around 2.30pm, Colonel Jay Naicker said.

No one was injured and no shots were fired. The men then fled the scene. Police caught one man in nearby bushes and found him in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

The 25-year-old would appear in the Verulam Magistrate's Court soon on charges of business robbery, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. The other two were still at large.

Sapa