A 24 year old female from East Devonport has today been charged with a number of matters including aggravated armed robbery, all relating to an incident at Fingal in the early hours of the morning of Tuesday 26th March 2019.

She will appear in an out of hours court at Launceston at 10am on Saturday the 30th of March.

This brings to a total of three females charged with this matter.

Members of Tasmania Police have charged a 17 year old youth in respect to the armed robbery committed at the Newnham IGA Supermarket at 5.40pm on Sunday night.

The youth is alleged to have entered the store, armed with a knife before demanding money and fleeing with a quantity of cash. He has been detained to appear in an out-of-hours court sitting on Monday morning.

Tasmania Police wish to thank members of the public for providing vital information in respect to the matter and urge anyone who may have witnessed a male in acting suspiciously in the Newnham area on Sunday evening to contact the Launceston Criminal Investigation Branch.

The offender has been described as wearing a black Adidas jumper, blue Adidas cap, black track pants and carrying a black backpack. He was seen riding a BMX bike near George Town Road, Newnham.

The staff member working at the supermarket did not receive any injuries as a result of the armed robbery.

Launceston CIB are investigating an incident involving a male taxi driver who sustained a stab wound to the neck in Elizabeth Street, Launceston, shortly after midday on Saturday 26 January 2019.

A 17 year old male youth has been charged in relation to the incident and will appear in after-hours sitting of the Launceston Magistrates Court on Sunday 27 January 2019.

Fortunately, the injury to the taxi driver was not life threatening and he is expected to be released from hospital on Sunday 27 January 2019.

Police appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Launceston CIB on 131444 or information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au.

Police are also interested to hear from anyone who has  CCTV or dash cam footage of the area from just after midday on 26 January 2019.

On the 12th of January 2019 two armed robberies were committed in the Launceston area.  The first occurred at 3.45pm in Invermay at the Invermay Newsagency.  The second 15 minutes later at the Pizza Hut at Mowbray.

Launceston CIB continue to investigate these robberies that occurred between 3.45pm and 4.05pm on Saturday the 12th of January 2019.

Det Insp. John Parker said that the robbery at the Invermay News and Lotto involved the offender mencacing staff with a screw driver and demanding monies. The robbery at the Mowbray Pizza Hut 20 minutes later, involved the same offender menacing staff with a machete and him stealing a small quantity of money.

Acting Det Insp. John Parker stated that police had identified Shaun Andrew Blake aged 40 years of age, of an unknown address in Launceston, as a person that they wish to speak to in relation to the matter. Det Insp Parker said that despite extensive efforts by police to locate Mr Blake, he has not been located and that police are seeking the assistance of the public to locate him. “It would be best if Mr Blake was able to contact police and I urge him to do that as soon as possible” Det. Insp Parker said.

A 49 year old man from Claremont was arrested last night by police after he produced a knife and demanded money from staff at a McDonalds restaurant in Moonah.

The man was taken into custody at the restaurant without incident.

None of the staff or attending police were injured.

Detective Inspector Craig Joel said: ‘Anyone who may have saw a white Holden Commodore parked in Maxwell Street in Moonah at 10.30 pm on Saturday night, or the occupant of that vehicle, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.

Detective Inspector Joel said: ‘The man was interviewed by Detectives late last night and he was charged with armed robbery.  He will appear in an out of court session in the Hobart Magistrate’s Court this morning.

A 20-year-old Clarendon Vale man has been charged in relation to an armed robbery that occurred at the Big Bargain Bottleshop at Howrah on the morning of 29 December.

The firearm used during the robbery was recovered during the investigation.

Enquiries are continuing as to the identity of a second person who was riding a smaller capacity road bike that had light coloured front forks and very little fairings. He was wearing dark clothing and a full-faced helmet.

The two offenders left on the motorcycle travelling in the Rokeby direction. The motorcycle is yet to be located.

Police are particularly interested to hear from members of the public with any observations or footage of any similar motorcycles in the Clarendon Vale, Rokeby, Glebe Hill and Howrah areas around the time of the incident.

A taxi driver was robbed of money and goods after being punched in the face in Grove Road, Glenorchy, in the early hours of Monday morning.

Detective Inspector Craig Joel said: ‘An 18 year old youth has been charged with aggravated robbery of the taxi driver’.  The teenager will appear in the Hobart Magistrate’s Court later this morning.

A second 18 year old youth has been charged with burglary of the taxi.

Detective Inspector Joel said: ‘The driver was going about his business and was set upon by these two youths and possibly three others.  The man is shaken but recovering after his ordeal’.  The driver received facial injuries in the robbery.

Investigations are continuing into the possible involvement of three other youths.

Police investigating an Armed Robbery at the United Service Station in Newnham Sunday night are calling for information from a witness at the scene.

Around 6.30pm Sunday, a male entered the service station on George Town Road and demanded money from the attendant, armed with a firearm. He stole a computer from behind the counter before fleeing the scene.

Police have charged a 16-year-old male youth with Armed Robbery and Stealing. He was detained to appear before the Youth Division of the Launceston Magistrates Court today.

At the time of the robbery, a member of the community riding a scooter, believed to be a male youth, entered the service station and was threatened by the armed youth. Police are urging this member of the community to come forward and provide witness information by calling Launceston CIB on 6777 3911.

No one was physically injured during the robbery.

Police have this afternoon charged a 24-year-old Bridgewater man with Armed Robbery following an incident at the United Service Station on Green Point Road in Bridgewater around 11.25pm last night.

He was detained to appear before an out-of-ours session at the Hobart Magistrates Court tonight.

Around 5:35am, a man arrived at the store on Main Street in a maroon Ford Telstar. The armed man entered the store and began reaching for the cash register before being disturbed by a female staff member.

The man was handed the till and then stolen an amount of cash. He also demanded cigarettes which he placed into a bag together with the cash.

The man exited the store, and drove away in his car towards Railton after doing a U-turn.

The offender is described as being between 170cm and 180cm tall, slim build, wearing dark coloured clothing along with a balaclava and blue gloves.

“We would like to hear from anyone who can identify the offender or the car from the footage we have supplied. We’re also aware that a woman was jogging on Main Street just before the incident and a white dual cab ute drove past, travelling east, while the robbery was occurring. We would like these people to come forward as they may have some information that could be helpful,” said Detective Inspector Kim Steven.