West Auckland police investigating an unsolved aggravated robbery at a Te Atatu bar have released CCTV footage showing the two offenders, one of whom wore a distinctive hoodie that zipped up through the face.
They are calling on the public to help them identify the thieves.
The robbery has been under investigation since late October and while officers have followed a number of lines of enquiry over this time, the case remains unsolved.
It's hoped that the distinctive hoodie worn by one of the men may provide further lines of enquiry.
Just after 11pm on October 27, as the staff were closing for the evening, two men burst into the backroom.
One of the offenders held a shotgun.
The video shows them threatening the worker and demanding money.
"This was a very frightening situation for the staff," said Detective Sergeant Mike Clubb.
"As the video shows, one of the men is wearing a hoodie that can actually zip right up through the face part, so that the entire face is masked.
"These hoodies were popular a few years ago, this one is quite distinctive by the logos it has and the seam that runs right up to the top of it.
"I think anyone who sees the footage will agree it's very creepy."
The men fled the bar with a sum of money.
Police units with dog handlers attended, but the men were not found.
"We've made numerous enquiries since that time and for various investigative reasons, we haven't released this footage until now," said Clubb.
"If you have a mate that has a hoodie like this, and fits the build of this man, then we need to hear from you."
Can you help?
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Mike Clubb at the Waitakere Police on 09 839 0670.
Anonymous information can be given to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.