Bond set for suspect in armed robbery at Marietta McDonald’s

MARIETTA — The man believed to have committed an armed robbery of the Glendale Road McDonald’s late Friday was arrested by the Marietta Police Department on Saturday at the Hackett Hotel.

Donald B. Sirrell, 58, of Kenosha, Wis., has been charged with aggravated robbery. He was arraigned Monday in Marietta Municipal Court and bond was set at $250,000. He’s scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 3:30 p.m. today.

Police had asked for a high bond or no bond since Sirrell has “numerous past arrests” for aggravated robbery and is on parole for aggravated robbery in Wisconsin, according to a release from Marietta Police.

The robbery took place about 10:45 p.m. Friday, when a man entered the McDonald’s, told the manager he had a handgun and demanded money from the cash drawers, the release says. He then displayed the gun, which was later found to be a BB gun, and left with between $600 and $700.

The next day, employees of the Hackett Hotel contacted police, saying they had a man staying at the hotel who fit the description of the robbery suspect that had been posted in the media. They said he checked into the hotel under the name Donald Kennedy, of Andover, Mass., according to the release.

Sirrell was found at the hotel and agreed to talk to officers, who observed clothes matching those of the suspect in Sirrell’s room. According to police, Sirrell then admitted to the robbery. After a search warrant was executed on the room, a metal BB gun and $691 in cash were found.