Specialist detectives release CCTV as they hunt armed robbers who held up Swansea Workers Club

SPECIALIST detectives have released images of two gunmen suspected of carefully choosing their time before storming the Swansea Workers Club and pointing a sawn-off shotgun at staff during a violent armed robbery earlier this year.

Three staff and one patron remained inside the Rawson Street club when the masked men waited for one employee to approach a door before entering about 9pm on January 8.

One of the gunman told two employees: ‘‘don’t be stupid, we just want your money’’.

They escaped with cash.

The robbery only took about seven minutes after the men climbed onto a deck area from a back entrance and waited for the staff to start closing doors.

A getaway vehicle used by the bandits was later found burnt out in bushland in the Nords Wharf area.

Robbery and serious crime squad detectives investigating the incident have released the footage in the hope the suspects could be identified.