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75yo bashed after masked men enter home

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Police are on the hunt for two men who bashed and stole property from an elderly man at his house in South Launceston last night.

It's understood they stormed the residential address on Heather Street around 9pm, allegedly demanding money armed with a firearm, striking the 75-year-old multiple times and fleeing with a small amount of property.

The harrowing ordeal left the elderly gentleman, who lives alone, with lacerations and other injuries.

The offenders are described as around 20 years of age, of slim build and wearing face coverings.

One of them is said to be around 6 foot tall, the other slightly shorter.

Anyone with information on the aggravated armed robbery or with CCTV footage from the area is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.