Police arrest man after releasing bizarre footage of milk bar robbery

Police have arrested a man over a bizarre milk bar robbery in Melbourne that was caught on the store's CCTV.

Security vision shows two bumbling bandits enter the store at West Footscray before they steal the entire cash register.

The attendant locked herself in a back room as one of the thieves helped the other fix up his ski mask.

One robber needed some help with his balaclava. Source: Victoria Police
The unmasked man offered to help. Source: Victoria Police

The other man was not covering his face.

The masked man jumps the counter and grabs the cash register before tossing it to his accomplice.

He was given a hand before jumping over the counter. Source: Victoria Police
One of the men was not masked during the robbery. Source: Victoria Police

But the unmasked robber fails to catch the till and slams into the ground.

After releasing the security vision on Friday, police managed to track down one of the alleged robbers.

He's been charged with armed robbery, possessing a drug of dependence and handling stolen goods.

One robber threw the till over the counter, but the other man could not catch it. Source: Victoria Police

He'll appear in court Saturday while the other man remains on the run.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.