Police are still searching for the suspects more than two days after a mother and her two-year-old son were doused in petrol during a violent Kings Meadows home invasion.
The two balaclava-clad men kicked down the door of the Kay Street home at about 7am on Wednesday and immediately began questioning the 23-year-old woman about the whereabouts of another two men they believed were at the house.
After threatening the lives of the mother and son the offenders left the property with a quantity of cash.
Tasmania Police Acting Detective Inspector John Parker said police were following up on a number of leads in relation to an older small red sedan or hatchback that was seen in the area of Janet and Kay streets around the time the crimes were committed.
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Anyone with CCTV footage in the area, including Southgate Drive, have been asked to check for information that may assist police with their investigation.
Detective Inspector Parker said police were confident the offenders were aged in their mid-20s to mid-30s.
The first man is described as being tall and skinny, with second described as shorter with a stockier build.
The offenders have not yet been identified.
The mother and toddler weren’t physically injured during the 10-minute ordeal, but the woman was taken to the Launceston General Hospital by her partner on Wednesday afternoon.
On Thursday, Detective Inspector Parker said the mother had suffered minor complications from having petrol poured on her, but had since been released.
Anyone with information should contact Launceston CIB on 131444 or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestopperstas.com.au.
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