A Kings Meadows man has been found guilty of attempting to rob two French tourists in October 2017.
Billy Galvin Gordon Riley fronted a Launceston Supreme Court trial this week, charged with one count of attempted aggravated armed robbery.
Riley maintained his innocence, pleading not guilty before Chief Justice Alan Blow on Monday morning, but was found guilty by a jury on Tuesday night.
Riley and his friend Brereton "Bob" James Jones armed themselves with a fake gun and pogo stick before demanding cash from the tourists.
The tourists did not give evidence in the trial, but witness Chantel Dance did.
The attempted robbery happened on Ms Dance's South Launceston driveway after the French tourists came to inspect a car she was selling.
After the car was taken for a test drive, the tourists were speaking to Ms Dance at the top of her driveway about the Subaru Forester when two masked men - Riley and Jones - appeared.
Ms Dance told the court the robbers were shouting about drug money from Melbourne and kept asking for cash.
But Riley and Jones were forced to leave empty-handed after the French woman said they had no money.
Jones called friend Jake Rowe-Brown and said: "no mucking around, I need a lift".
Duped into being a getaway driver for the robbers, Mr Rowe-Brown noticed the balaclava, gloves and replica handgun the two men had when they got in his car.
Mr Rowe-Brown dropped the men at the Plough Inn, which was corroborated by CCTV footage from the pub's carpark.
Crown prosecutor John Ransom labelled the footage a "very powerful, independent corroboration" of what Mr Rowe-Brown told the court.
Riley was remanded to reappear on May 22 for sentencing submissions.