Police in Queensland are investigating the attempted ‘armed’ hold-up of a Brisbane pub, after a man demanded cash and threatened a staffer with a finger-pistol in his jacket.
The weapon-less man entered the ALH-run Pub Lane Tavern just before closing at midnight last Thursday and approached a staff member, who refused to hand over money and told the man to leave.
He was described as around 20 years’ old and wearing a hoodie, sunglasses and with his face covered, which likely came across as slightly suspicious at midnight.
Police report that no weapon was sighted at any stage, no-one was injured, and that their investigations are continuing.
Perhaps without intentional humour, the also report the man fled the scene empty-handed.
The comedic nature of the incident should not detract from the fact that armed hold-ups are becoming more common at licensed premises than ever before.