A shotgun and ammunition were allegedly discarded after police chased two men in St Albans yesterday.

Police were called to Oberon Avenue about 11.30am following reports that two men, one carrying a shotgun, were looking into houses.

Police said two men were seen on Vincent Avenue but fled on foot. They were chased to Padley Park where a shotgun and ammunition were discarded.

Two St Albans men, both aged in their 30s were arrested and are currently assisting police with their inquiries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00.