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Hunt continues for two armed robbers

ARMED ROBBERY: Police investigate an armed robbery at the East End Hotel which occured in the early hours of Friday morning, 12 September 2014. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
ARMED ROBBERY: Police investigate an armed robbery at the East End Hotel which occured in the early hours of Friday morning, 12 September 2014. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

THE hunt is on for two armed robbers who held up a Bundaberg pub before fleeing with the night's takings.

Armed with a weapon suspected of being a gun, the men smashed their way into the East End Hotel shortly before 4am yesterday.

Detective Acting Inspector Nikki Colfs said two male employees had been counting money following the night's trade when the men broke in.

"At this stage we are investigating whether one of the offenders was carrying a firearm. We are also aware an implement was also being carried," Insp Colfs said.

She said the employees were not harmed or threatened during the robbery.

The East End Hotel declined to speak to the NewsMail yesterday.

"At this stage the only description that can be given is that both male offenders were wearing jeans," Insp Colfs said.

"We believe they were Caucasian, wearing gloves, their faces were covered and their torsos and bodies were covered," she said.

The dog squad was deployed soon after the offence, but as the men had fled in a car, the trail went cold.

It is believed the men are driving a late-model, silver Nissan Navara.

CCTV footage has captured the robbery and investigations into identifying the suspects is continuing.

"It's a massive concern," Insp Colfs said.

"These type of offences cause the community great angst in what's occurring and certainly these type of people who commit offences are impacting on the community," she said.

"The message to these people is that if you are going to commit these types of offences, and get caught, you are going to spend some time in jail," she said.

Anyone with information on the robbery and suspects is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  crime east end hotel robbery



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