Bibb County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to a tip that was called into the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 10:48 p.m.
The tipster stated that a male individual, matching the description given in connection to the commercial armed robbery that took place at the Econo Lodge Inn and Suites, was possibly spotted walking into a room at the Economy Hotel, located at 4295 Pio Nono Avenue. Deputies arrived at the hotel and located the room that the suspect entered. The suspect, 32-year-old Bakari Lee Donaldson, was taken into custody.
Donaldson was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center where he is being held, without bond, for the charge of Armed Robbery. Donaldson also has two separate Probation Violation Superior Court-Felony charges.
The original media release is attached below.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.
January 8, 2021
Commercial Armed Robbery of the Econo Lodge Inn and Suites
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place at Econo Lodge Inn and Suites, located at 4709 Chambers Road.
The incident occurred at 6:56 p.m. It was reported that an individual entered the hotel lobby, with his hand in his coat pocket, and demanded money from the clerk. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the store on foot, headed in an unknown direction. No one was injured during this incident.
The individual was described as a black male. He was last seen wearing a blue coat, blue pants, and he possibly had on a gray shirt. He also had on gray and black colored shoes and a blue beanie cap.
A photograph of the male is attached to this media release.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.