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Police seize drugs and firearms following alleged Mole Creek home invasion

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Tasmania Police were called to the incident. Image / Pulse (File)

Two people who sparked a large search of a rural area west of Longford overnight allegedly fired a gun into the roof of a home they are accused of robbing hours earlier.

A 26-year-old woman from Launceston and a 36-year-old man from Ravenswood were arrested in Bishopsbourne around 7pm on Monday following the incident at Mole Creek.

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Police allege the pair entered a home in Mole Creek and threatened the occupants with a firearm in what they are describing as a “targeted incident”.

They also accuse one of the offenders of discharging a firearm into the roof of the property before both stole several items and fled the scene in a vehicle.

One person inside the home was left with minor injuries.

The Launceston Magistrates Court. Image / Pulse

Officers tracked the vehicle to Bishopsbourne, around 65km or 45 minutes east, with the help of aerial units and found several firearms, a quantity of cash and various drugs stashed inside.

The woman was arrested after police found her inside a Bishopsbourne home, where she had allegedly threatened the residents.

The man was found in a hedged area and taken into custody.

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He has been charged with breaching a firearms prohibition order, evading police and unlicensed driving.

The woman is facing charges for aggravated armed robbery, multiple firearms-related offences, trafficking in a controlled substance, driving while disqualified, evading police, reckless driving, stealing, exceeding the speed limit and a warrant for arrest.

Both were scheduled to appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

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