Ridgeland McDonald’s Robber Receives 15-year Sentence

For Immediate Release
Monday, March 24, 2008
For more information, please contact
Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Clifton Robinson was sentenced to a 15-year sentence for the Robbery of the McDonald’s Restaurant in Ridgeland on July 12, 2007.

Robinson was arrested after he entered McDonald’s with a 9mm semi-automatic hand-gun and demanded money from the safe.  McDonald’s was open during the armed robbery.  Employees identified Robinson through a photo line-up and he later confessed.

Through a comprehensive investigation, members of the Ridgeland Police Department determined that Robinson previously worked at the McDonald’s on Beasley Road, which ultimately led to his arrest and confession.

Guest stated, “We cannot allow crime to gravitate toward Madison and Rankin Counties.  For someone from Jackson to go into a Ridgeland McDonald’s threatening customers and employees with a handgun is another example of why we must be vigilant in prosecuting these violent offenses.”

Guest added, “Criminals will eventually understand that once they cross into our counties they will feel the heavy hand of justice.”

Guest concluded, “The citizens of Ridgeland can be very proud of the work by the Ridgeland Police Department in their efforts to keep us safe.”

District Attorney Michael Guest was sworn into office in January 2008 and represents the Twentieth Judicial District, Madison and Rankin Counties.