Police have released CCTV vision of the terrifying moment two masked men armed with a machete and tomahawk took over a pub during a violent heist in Sydney’s south-west.
The heist unfolded around 10.20pm on Thursday 1 October last year when the two men walked into the pub at Padstow and terrified patrons and bar staff.
With their faces concealed, one of the two men casually walked up to a security guard from behind and delivered a vicious punch to his head, knocking him unconscious.
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Brandishing their weapons, the men then stormed the bar and demanded cash from terrified staff who stood frozen with their hands in the air.
After helping themselves to the till, they fled the scene and at the time of writing, remained at large – three months after the crime.
Police say upwards of 15 patrons were inside the pub at the time. A handful of them could be seen scrambling from their tables in the security footage.
The security guard was rushed to hospital in a serious condition with a suspected broken haw and concussion.
The incident is being investigated by police from State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad who released the CCTV vision in the hope someone can assist with identifying those responsible.
Anyone who may have any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers immediately.