Police are looking for a man who stole cash from CJ's Tavern in Maylands this morning armed with a syringe.
According to police, a dark-skinned male entered the hotel on East Street just after 9am and demanded money from a staff member.
The man left the store with the stolen money.
Police patrols are being conducted in the area.
The man is described as having a large build, and wearing shorts and a shirt.