A man has been arrested over the alleged theft of a car from a Doreen petrol station.

Police were called to a petrol station on Bridge Inn Road about 4.20am today following reports a black Volkswagen Golf had been taken.

The car was allegedly seen soon after speeding along Wattletree Road and Fitzsimons Lane.

Police again spotted the vehicle allegedly being driven on the wrong side of the road on Doncaster Road, Doncaster.

Police found the vehicle a short time later at a hotel on Doncaster Road.

Police entered the hotel and approached a man, who allegedly pretended to be armed with a weapon.

The 26-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested by police.

He has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, reckless conduct endangering serious injury and bail-related offences.