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Police are conducting foot patrols across Fremantle after an armed robbery on an adult book store this afternoon.

At 12.55pm, a man and woman entered the Underground Bookshop on Elder Place and demanded cash.

It is understood the man was armed with a firearm and pointed the weapon at a staff member's head.

Staff complied with the couple's demands and handed over cash.

A shop assistant chased the couple, but did not catch them as they ran north along Elder Place.

The man has a fair complexion, is 180cm tall and aged between 30 and 40 years old and wore a black shirt.

His female accomplice is aged in her mid 40s and wore a grey long-sleeved shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.