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Armed robbery in Launceston

An armed robbery in Launceston is under investigation.

Police were called out to Mowbray's Pizza Hut on Invermay Road at around 8.30pm last night, after a man held up a staff member with a knife.

The bandit was given cash, then took off towards a dark blue sedan resembling a Hyundai Excel.

He is described as slim and 180 to 185 centimetres tall, and was wearing dark coloured clothing, trousers and a long sleeved jumper, gloves and sunglasses.

The staff member was not physically injured.

Leads are being sought, information can be supplied to Tasmania Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.

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