Three masked robbers ambushed staff at The Skyrack pub in Headingley at around 1.45am on Monday (4th March).
The men came armed with an axe, a hammer, and a knife. They first confronted two staff members at the rear exit, then gathered all six staff members into a group.
The men demanded access to the pub’s safe, then stole cash from the office. They fled the scene in a car, identified as possibly a grey BMW 1 Series hatchback.
Detective Inspector James Entwistle, of Leeds District CID, said:
“These men were each armed with weapons and the members of staff involved will have understandably feared for their safety during this incident.
“We are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify the suspects and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious in the vicinity of the pub at any point around the time it happened.
“The men left the scene in a car that was waiting outside in St Michael’s Lane. It was possibly a grey BMW 1 Series hatchback that was bearing false registration plates. It drove away along St Michael’s Lane towards Cardigan Road.”
No staff were injured in the attack, and The Skyrack remains open as usual.
Anyone with any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13190114761 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.