Police have released CCTV footage of an armed robbery at Allenstown Hotel on Monday morning.
Police have released CCTV footage of an armed robbery at Allenstown Hotel on Monday morning.

VIDEO: Man threatened staff with tyre iron during robbery

UPDATE WEDNESDAY 10.30AM: POLICE have released the CCTV footage from a frightening armed robbery at the Allenstown Hotel on Monday morning.

A man, armed with a tyre iron, entered the licensed premise about 12.30am and threatened staff behind a counter, demanding money from the till.

After taking an unknown amount of cash it is believed the man fled the scene in a silver sedan.

There were a number of witnesses that were in the hotel at the time and police say they are working with those people to help identify and apprehend the man responsible.

Police have today said there are no updates in the investigation.

Rockhampton Armed Robberies: Two separate armed robberies happen in south Rockhampton overnight. The Allenstown Hotel was robbed by one man, armed with a tyre iron and Bartletts Tavern was robbed by three men armed with kitchen knives.

UPDATE TUESDAY 1:20PM: ROCKHAMPTON Police are appealing for public assistance following an armed robbery at the Allenstown Hotel in the early hours of the morning.

A man, armed with a tyre iron, entered the premises about 12.30am Tuesday morning, threatened a bartender and demanded cash.

Detective Senior Sargent Luke Peachey said police are currently working with staff and patrons of the hotel who saw the robbery happen.

"Staff have complied with the offender and handed over the cash," he said.

It is understood the man then left the scene, fleeing in what is believed to be a silver sedan, to an unknown location.

The man is described as 175cm tall with short dark hair and dark eyes.

He was wearing a black baseball cap, bandanna with a black pattern on a grey background, a white and grey horizontal striped collared shirt, beige chino pants, black shoes and possibly black gloves.

INITIAL: POLICE are investigating two armed robberies at licensed premises in Rockhampton this morning.

The first occurred around 12.30am when a man entered a hotel on Upper Dawson Rd armed with a tyre iron and approached the counter.

The man threatened a bartender with the weapon and demanded money.

The bartender complied and gave the man cash from the till.

The man then fled the business, leaving in a silver sedan.

He is described as 175cm tall with short dark hair and dark eyes.

He was wearing a black baseball cap, bandanna with a black pattern on a grey background, a white and grey horizontal striped collared shirt, beige chino pants, black shoes and possibly black gloves.

The second armed robbery occurred at a tavern in Kent St about 5am this morning.

These offences are connected to a car fire in Park Avenue.