POLICE are hunting two men who robbed the Ridgley Roadhouse at gunpoint at about 7.45pm on Saturday.
Two balaclava-clad men entered the store, one armed with a gun, and demanded cash from the two staff on duty.
Judy Warne has been lessee of the roadhouse for more than three years and in that period there have been three break-ins in addition to Saturday's aggravated armed robbery.
The roadhouse is the type of place where customers know each others' names and yesterday morning Mrs Warne was receiving hugs from customers, presumably regulars, who had heard the news.
She says the latest incident could be the final straw.
"I don't know what's going to happen," she said fighting back tears.
Mrs Warne's daughter was one of the two staff members at work at the time, the other was also a Ridgley woman, and both are in their mid 20s.
The pair have been working at the roadhouse for about three years.
"I don't know if they'll come back to work or not," Mrs Warne said.
"For $500 and two minutes' work, they've come in and traumatised my staff.
"I don't know if they're going to get over it or not.
"I know it's affected me but ... I wasn't here, I wasn't the one that had the gun pointed at me.
"The girls have got to be going through hell at the moment."
The offenders fled the scene in a white 1986 Holden Commodore station wagon travelling towards Burnie.
The vehicle was last seen travelling west along the Bass Highway near the Mount Hicks Road roundabout at Wynyard.
"I want to see them caught, locked up and the key thrown away," Mrs Warne said.
Police would like to speak to anyone who has information about the incident or who may have seen the vehicle in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.