Suspect arrested moments after Oak Ridge restaurant robbery

OAK RIDGE (WATE) – A suspect was taken into custody around 15 minutes after police say he robbed an Oak Ridge restaurant.

Police were called to Hibachi Burger, 138 Randolph Road, in Grove Center around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. The person who called 911 said a man with a pistol and a bandana over his face had demanded money and ran off with an unknown amount.

Officers set up a perimeter and the owner of the restaurant said he had chased the suspect a short time before police arrived. Around 6:28 p.m., a man matching the suspect’s description was spotted on Hamilton Circle. Officers chased after him and took him into custody.

Charges have not yet been filed. The suspect’s name has not been released.

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