Police investigating Devonport robbery

Police are continuing to search for a man following a robbery incident in Devonport this afternoon.

A woman reportedly had her handbag stolen by a man in possession of a firearm shortly before 1pm.

This followed an earlier incident in the area, where an unsuccessful attempt was made to steal a handbag from another woman.

Police have located a vehicle believed to be involved in the incident and the search for the man is continuing.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 131 444.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestopperstas.com.au