Staff at a Point Chevalier bar were left shaken after being robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday morning.
At about 10.55am, two men entered the bar on Great North Road and threatened staff, before stealing cash.
One was armed with a double-barrelled sawn-off shotgun.
They were last seen in a silver Subaru Legacy, travelling west on Great North Road.
The men were Maori or Polynesian, 20 to 30 years old, of solid build and about 170cm tall.
The man holding the firearm was wearing a black New Era cap with a white or grey peak, and a grey sweatshirt with a large triangle on the back.
The second man wore a black hoodie with The Game logo on the front and was carrying a Pams-branded chilly bag.
A short time after the robbery, the Legacy, registration FTR618, was found on Kiwi Street, Point Chevalier, where it had been set on fire.
The car had been stolen from Parnell six weeks ago.