Two men ransacked the Pioneer Hotel in South Penrith this morning, before leaving the premises empty-handed.
Around midnight, two men used a metal pole to break a window at the pub on Maxwell Street in South Penrith.
The pair subsequently opened a door and entered the hotel, where they confronted a group of contractors who were laying carpet at the premises.
The contractors were forced into one of the pub’s hallways, while the men ransacked the pub and attempted to open cash registers. Unsuccessful in their efforts to acquire cash, the duo fled the property empty-handed a few minutes later.
“Police were contacted and attended the scene, where they spoke to the contractors and undertook a canvass of the area,” a police spokesperson said.
“An investigation into the matter is now underway.
“The two men responsible for the attempted robbery are only described as having their faces concealed and being dressed in dark clothing.”
None of the contractors were injured during the incident.
It’s understood the men thought the hotel staff had left for the night, and were not expecting the contractors to be on site.