ONE man remains behind bars and police are hunting a second behind the armed robbery of a Tamworth pub.
Late on Friday, Oxley detectives released fresh CCTV images of a knife-wielding man involved in the hold-up of The Pub in Taminda on October 1.
Robert Gordon is charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon and damaging property, but police are trying to identify the male accomplice who held up staff about 8.20pm.
CCTV images show two offenders storming The Pub off Dampier Street, armed with knives and demanding money from the employees inside.
Oxley Detective Acting Inspector Jason Darcy told The Leader the pair then threatened the employees with the weapons before making off with a significant sum of cash.
“We have made significant inroads into this investigation by arresting and charging one 21-year-old male,” he said.
“We’re now appealing for assistance from the public to review these images and if anyone has any information to please contact Tamworth police as soon as possible.”
The pair fled through the bottle shop and were last seen running on Aberdeen Street.
Detectives arrested Gordon in Inverell earlier this month. He made no application for bail and it was formally refused by magistrate Roger Prowse.
Investigators are preparing the brief of evidence against Gordon, who will remain behind bars until the case returns to court in March.
Detective Darcy believes someone might have seen the second offender earlier that day, who was wearing a distinctive purple bandana.
“We’re particularly keen to hear from anyone with knowledge of the clothing or the movements on the day of the male involved in the robbery,” he said.
The man is described as having fair skin, a thin build, about 170-175cm tall and aged 20-25 years old.
He was last seen wearing black pants, a white t-shirt, a black cap and a purple bandana over his face.