Po­lice in hunt for armed rob­ber

Sunday Tasmanian - - NEWS - CHANEL KINNIBURGH

A HO­BART bot­tle shop worker is be­ing of­fered coun­selling af­ter a ter­ri­fy­ing en­counter with a lone ban­dit armed with a gun.

Tas­ma­nia Po­lice last night con­tin­ued to in­ves­ti­gate the rob­bery at Clare­mont Ho­tel’s 9-11 bot­tle shop on Main Rd, about 7.20pm Fri­day.

Of­fi­cers have called for in­for­ma­tion and have re­leased CCTV footage of the sus­pect.

Glenorchy De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Craig Joel said a man armed with a short­ened firearm en­tered the store, threat­ened a fe­male staff mem­ber, be­fore leav­ing on foot with an un­known amount of cash.

Insp Joel said no one was in­jured dur­ing the in­ci­dent.

“The man con­fronted a fe­male as­sis­tant in the store, this is a re­ally brazen and con­fronting crime,” he said.

“The staff mem­ber is very shaken and ob­vi­ously the [bot­tle shop] is abid­ing by their pro­to­cols and coun­selling is be­ing of­fered. Th­ese crimes have a real ef­fect, not only on the staff in the store, but peo­ple who use that store.”

The sus­pect was last seen run­ning on Cad­bury Rd and was de­scribed as about 180cm tall, with a medium build and short/shaved hair.

He was wear­ing a black long-sleeve top, black Hur­ley track­pants, black Nike sport shoes and a black face cov­er­ing. He was re­port­edly car­ry­ing a white plas­tic bag with green han­dles.

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