Three masked men used a samurai sword and machete terrorise staff at a regional pub on Sunday before making off with cash and and personal belongings.
The three men, who had covered their faces with masks, entered the tavern on High Street in Wauchope, in NSW, and threatened the staff as they were in the process of closing up.
The men were armed with a samurai sword, machete and a wooden club. At one point one man can be seen holding the large sword up to a woman’s face as he ordered her to open the pub’s safe.
CCTV footage (pictured) shows the men pushing the staff around and threatening them
They gathered all six staff members together before forcing them to open a safe and stealing cash.
The trio also stole three mobile phones from the staff.
Jack Parker, a bartender at the pub, said that the staff had no idea what to do when the men entered through the back door.
‘They were putting machetes on our neck. And yelling at us to ‘get down.’ We didn’t know what to do. We were just frozen,’ he said.
The robbers fled the scene in a vehicle described as a white-coloured late-model Subaru four-wheel drive.
Two staff members sustained grazes and scratches during the incident, however, nobody required medical treatment.
The three masked men robbed the Boga Tavern in NSW and terrorised the staff (pictured)
‘Its just luck that they’re all okay, and no one was injured’ said tavern manager Paul Dodd.
Over Facebook, tavern management announced that they were offering up a $5,000 reward for the names of the three men.
‘This breaks our hearts to see our staff and their families endure such a stressful situation… We are grateful for the quick response of the local police and the hard work and dedication they have shown towards our venue,’ they said.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.
The Bago Tavern is now offering $5,000 for their names as police investigate