Police hunt Redwood armed robbers

05:39, Jul 09 2012
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FRIGHTENING: A man lies on the floor during an armed robbery at Coasters Tavern.

Police have released security-camera images of three offenders who stormed a Christchurch bar armed with guns and a crowbar.

The trio entered the Coasters Tavern in Daniels Rd, Redwood, on Friday night, forcing staff and customers to the floor before emptying the safe, tills and pokie drawer.

They made off with an undisclosed sum of cash.

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PUBLIC APPEAL: A man leaves Coasters Tavern after an armed robbery last month.

Detective Sergeant Richard Quested said the images from the security cameras provided police with good information.

''At least one of the three offenders is partly visible in these images,'' he said.

''We are now appealing to the public for any help they can give police in identifying those responsible for this crime.

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INVASION: A bar employee is robbed.

"We also want to hear from anybody who may have seen any suspicious or unusual activity in the area around the Redwood shops and Daniels Rd on Friday night.''

Two offenders were described as wearing black clothing, while the third was wearing blue overalls.

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UNDISCLOSED: The trio made off with an unknown sum of cash

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