Police are investigating the armed robbery of Westower at Ballina on Sunday night.
At about 10pm two men entered the tavern on the Pacific Highway and approached three members of staff.
The men, armed with an axe and crow bar, demanded money before tying the employees’ hands together.
One of the staff members was then forced to open the safe and the pair stole cash before fleeing the scene.
The three members of staff, a man and two women, were not injured during the robbery and were able to raise the alarm.
A crime scene was established and examined by specialist forensic officers.
Police conducted extensive patrols of the area with the assistance of a police dog but were unable to locate the armed men.
Investigations into the armed robbery are continuing and anyone with information that could assist with inquiries is asked to contact Lismore Police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.