Heavily armed police surrounded a pub in Melbourne's north early on Monday following reports of a burglary in progress.
The area around the Westmeadows Tavern on Ardlie Street was locked down as police engaged in a stand-off with offenders inside the pub.
Dog squads and special operations were called in, and the public urged to avoid the area, as the stand-off continued.
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Police said two offenders, who are thought to be armed, entered the pub about 5am on Monday.
No one else was in the building, a Victoria Police spokesperson said.
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