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Armed hold-up at Lighthouse Hotel

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Police are investigating an aggravated armed robbery at Ulverstone's Lighthouse Hotel on Sunday night.

It's a understood a male wearing dark clothing approached the pub's gaming lounge bar at about 9:20pm, holding the barrel of a firearm and demanding cash.

The female staff member emptied the register's money into a blue backpack, as ordered by the offender.

He left via the rear exit next to the car park and was last seen running southwest along the train line.

No injuries were sustained and authorities are assuring the public that it appears to be an isolated incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Tasmania Police on 131 444.