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TAB robbed, bike stolen in overnight raid

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A betting outlet worker is shaken but unhurt after a robbery in Hobart's north overnight.

A robber described as 180 cm tall and of average build struck at closing time at the TAB on Derwent Park Road, forcing a staff member who was locking up back inside the building.

The solo employee was forced to open the safe before the offender fled with cash on the staff member's motorbike; police are yet to confirm reports he was left tied up inside. 

Police later recovered the red Triumph Sprint on Lower Domain Road.

Anyone who saw a man in dark clothing near the TAB around 6.30 pm or the bike on the Brooker Highway later on is urged to contact investigators.

Information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au.