Police charge man with Armed Robbery

A 31 year old man has been charged with one count of Armed Robbery following an incident in Brisbane Street, Launceston this morning.

Just after 8:30am today, it is alleged a woman was approached by a man who threatened her with a knife, before taking her handbag.

The man was then taken into custody by police shortly afterwards nearby. The knife has been 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.

/Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here.