POLICE are investigating the robbery of a Blackstone store and the assault of a police officer last night.
Around 5.20pm two juveniles entered the Mary Street store, one allegedly armed with a fence paling before dropping it to the ground and removing a quantity of store items.
The juveniles were observed by witnesses to run through the yard of an Alice Street residence.
A police dog tracked them to bushland behind the address.
While police were speaking with them one juvenile became involved in a physical altercation with another resident.
Upon police intervening, the offender has allegedly spat in the face of one of the police officers.
Police investigations are continuing.
Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should phone Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au.