Police have released CCTV footage of a ram raid armed robbery of the Hotel Queanbeyan in a bid to catch the bandit that fired at employees.
The camera footage shows a dark grey Mitsubishi Triton ute reverse up to an entrance of the pub just after midnight on Thursday 15 November, and crash through glass doors.
Inside, two staff members flee as the driver approaches. One employee runs behind the bar into a room and locks the door.
The masked intruder tries the door, then fires a shot at the lock. The employee subsequently complies and opens the door from inside.
The bandit escapes with an unknown amount of cash, footage showing him get back in the car, drive out through the smashed glass and carpark and onto the street.
Although no-one was injured, Detective Superintendent Daniel Doherty stressed that such situations can have lasting impacts on people that have been traumatised.
“Investigations into this brazen robbery are continuing, to not only arrest those involved, but also to prevent harm being inflicted on an innocent member of the public.”
Doherty says the community is “one of our greatest assets” when seeking certain offenders.
“We are urging anyone who can assist us in identifying those involved, and help to put this thug behind bars, to come forward.”
The vehicle in the video is believed to have been stolen. It was displaying ACT numberplates YHP50E.