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Charges laid after Launceston robbery


Police have charged a 31-year-old man in relation to a robbery in Launceston on Thursday morning.

Just after 8:30am, it's alleged a woman was approached by a man opposite the Morty's Food Court on Wellington Place who threatened her with a knife, before taking her handbag.

Officers were rapidly on scene and arrested a man on nearby Balfour Street shortly afterwards. The knife was also recovered.

A 31-year-old woman has also been charged with receiving stolen property that relates to the incident.

They will both appear before the Launceston Magistrates Court this evening.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call Launceston Police on 131 444 or call Crime Stoppers Tasmania on 1800 333 000.