A 16-year-old youth from Mayfield has been charged with attempted armed robbery and firearms offences after allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old youth in the Launceston CBD approximately 9.30pm on Saturday. During the altercation a pistol was allegedly produced.
The 17-year-old youth was taken to the Launceston General Hospital where he received treatment for minor injuries.
The alleged offender was located just before midday on Sunday in Ravenswood. A gel blaster pistol was located on him. The youth is currently assisting police with the investigation.
The youth has been charged and will appear in an afterhours court on Sunday evening.
Police wish to assure the public that this was an isolated incident. Tasmania Police ask anyone with information relating to this incident to contact them on 131 444 or by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.