Armed Crime Squad detectives are appealing for information following an attempted armed robbery in Sunshine North earlier this month.
Investigators have been told a man entered a gaming venue on McIntyre Road about 10.25pm on Friday 1 February.
The man perused the form guide for a short time before he approached a staff member and produced a firearm, making demands for money.
The staff member screamed for assistance and the offender the fled the venue empty handed.
No one was injured during the incident.
The offender is described as a young male, perceived to be of Asian appearance, about 170cm tall with a thin build.
Detectives are today releasing CCTV from the incident in the hope someone is able to identify the man involved.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers Victoria on 1800 333 000 or log onto www.crimestoppersvic.com.au