Police have appealed to the public for information after Club Urunga was robbed and an employee assaulted by three offenders late last night.
Shortly after 10 o'clock, three masked men forced their way through the rear door of the bowling club in Bonville St.
The men were armed with a rifle, a knife and a jemmy bar.
Five staff members were able to secure themselves in the safe room during the incident but the offenders detained four other employees of the club’s restaurant.
A 59-year-old man was struck with a jemmy bar and the offenders took a quantity of cash from the restaurant and fled from the rear of the premises.
Police from the Coffs Clarence Local Area Command arrived at the club and established a crime scene.
A search of the area was conducted by police who also canvassed nearby homes.
The injured man was treated at the scene by Ambulance paramedics and then conveyed to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital with a suspected broken hip.
Anyone with information about the robbery or suspicious activity in the area prior to or after the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333-000.