UPDATE @ May 3 2019 | INCREDIBLE SECURITY vision has been released by Police, as they continue the hunt for three men who robbed the Norfolk Tavern in Ormeau late last month.
The footage (below) shows a white van pull up out the front of the venue on the corner of Halfway Drive and Pascoe Road, around 3.30am on Saturday April 27, before three balaclava-clad men get out and walk towards the entrance.
They each carry a weapon, including at least one gun that is used to shoot the front glass door.
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The vision shows the glass shatter into a thousand pieces as the trio walk through and approach the bar.
A terrified worker is seen dropping to the floor behind the bar with his arms spread out above his head.
The 26-year-old is then threatened by the gunman and taken behind the bar.
Police have confirmed, a 23-year-old man was also working at the time.
Neither staff members were physically hurt during the ordeal which ended as the robbers left with a sum of cash via the Pokie room door.
They took off in the white van, which Police have confirmed is a white 2018 Volkswagen Transporter that was stolen from Melbourne in December.
It travelled along Stanmore Road and Beenleigh Beaudesert Road, before being located burned-out at Plunkett Road in Tamborine, around 4am.
Investigations indicate that prior to the armed robbery, around 3am, the stolen van travelled east along Darlington Drive in Yatala, in company with a stolen white 2012 Audi A1 sedan with a black roof.
The Audi was reported stolen following a burglary on Moynihan Street, in the Brisbane suburb of Ascot, on April 24.
It’s believed the three men then used the stolen Audi to continue their getaway. It was last seen entering an estate on Yarrabilba Drive, Yarrabilba around 4am.
Police would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed – or has CCTV or dash-camera vision – of these vehicles in the vicinity of the locations, to come forward.
EARLIER @ April 27 2019 | A SECURITY GUARD has been threatened by a machete-wielding robber, as his accomplices ran riot in a Gold Coast pub early Saturday morning.
Police have confirmed, three men stormed the Norfolk Tavern in Ormeau at 3.30am.
Two patrons were still inside the venue when staff were threatened by the trio, with a bullet fired into a glass door.
Incredibly, no one was physically injured in the armed robbery.
The men managed to grab an unknown amount of cash, before driving off in a white van.
The vehicle was later found on fire on Plunkett Road in Tamborine.
The men are described as Caucasian in appearance, but had their faces covered during the hold-up.
Police are appealing for help from the public to find the offenders, but people are warned not to approach them.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.