Liquor store robber arrested in Clinton Township

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published April 25, 2013


HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The man who held up Harrison Liquor Store on March 30 is behind bars in Clinton Township, Macomb County Sheriff’s officials report.

Matthew Glenn Parmentier, 28, of Clinton Township, was arraigned April 12 on charges of robbing Gemini Market on Harper Avenue three times in one week.

According to law enforcement officials there, Parmentier allegedly robbed the Clinton Township store on April 4, April 5 and again on April 10.

In all three crimes, the suspect used a black semi-automatic handgun, stole cash and lottery tickets, and concealed the lower part of his face with a red bandana.

The suspect’s method of operation was the same in the Harrison Township robbery, and the description of the suspect was the same in all four incidents.

Sheriff Lt. John Michalke said Parmentier will soon be charged with the evening robbery at Harrison Liquor Store located on Jefferson Avenue.

“Through interviews, we implicated him in the robbery in our jurisdiction,” he said. “A warrant request has been prepared; however, the charges have not yet been authorized, nor has he been arraigned.”

Michalke said charges against Parmentier are pending.

A court-appointed attorney assigned to represent Parmentier said at press time that he likely would refrain to comment until after he became more familiar with the case and after a preliminary examination.

Parmentier was jailed in Macomb County Jail on a $610,000 bond for the three charges of armed robbery, plus another charge of committing larceny in a building. A preliminary examination was scheduled for the morning of April 24 in 41B District Court.