A 49 year old man from Claremont was arrested last night by police after he produced a knife and demanded money from staff at a McDonalds restaurant in Moonah.

The man was taken into custody at the restaurant without incident.

None of the staff or attending police were injured.

Detective Inspector Craig Joel said: ‘Anyone who may have saw a white Holden Commodore parked in Maxwell Street in Moonah at 10.30 pm on Saturday night, or the occupant of that vehicle, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.

Detective Inspector Joel said: ‘The man was interviewed by Detectives late last night and he was charged with armed robbery.  He will appear in an out of court session in the Hobart Magistrate’s Court this morning.

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