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Armed robbers storm local store

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A police manhunt is underway for two men behind an armed robbery in Launceston's south east. 

Carrying firearms, the pair entered the St Leonards Newsagency and Supermarket at about 4pm yesterday, demanding cash and cigarettes from a staff member who complied, before the offenders fled in a Ford utility which was later reported as stolen.

They're described as medium build and height, wearing masks, gloves and caps.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who saw a white Ford Courier with roof racks and a canopy around St Leonards at the time of the incident.

No injuries were reported from the robbery.