Thursday, April 21, 2016

Armed robbery last night at McDonald's

Marion Police are asking for help in solving an armed robbery that occurred last night at McDonald’s restaurant on Main Street.

Just before midnight and armed man dressed in black robbed two McDonald’s employees of an undisclosed amount of money. The robber is believed to be a white male about 5-foot-6 or 5-foot-8 in height and slim build. He was wearing black pants, a black hooded sweatshirt, black gloves and sunglasses. 

Marion Police Chief Ray O’Neal said a female shift manager and a male employee had closed up the restaurant for the night and were walking together toward their vehicles in the parking lot when the robber stepped out from behind one of the cars, brandished a handgun and told them to “get down and give me the bag.” He took a money bag the woman was carrying and fled on foot in a northerly direction on Poplar Street, which runs behind McDonald’s.

Marion police and sheriff’s deputies searched for almost three hours throughout the neighborhoods behind McDonald’s but could not locate the suspect.

TipLine is offering a reward in this case. Anyone with information may call (270) 965-3500 and remain anonymous.