Police arrest 3 suspects in home invasion, armed robbery

By: Mike Koury, Sarah Wojcik | C&G Newspapers | Published February 27, 2018







ROYAL OAK/PLEASANT RIDGE — At approximately 12:47 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, Royal Oak police responded to a 911 call from a woman in the 2300 block of Elmhurst Avenue, near Woodward Avenue between West Webster Road and Northwood Boulevard.

She reported that two suspects had entered her home and robbed her and her husband at gunpoint. Officers broadcast a description of the two suspects to other departments and summoned a K-9 to the scene.

Not long after, a Pleasant Ridge officer stopped an SUV whose occupants matched the suspects’ description on southbound Woodward Avenue. A third suspect — the granddaughter of the victims — was driving the vehicle, according to police. Police took all three suspects into custody. 

On March 1, 44th District Court Magistrate Donald Chisholm arraigned Robin Dumoulin, 20, of Rochester Hills; Joshua Martin, 19, of Detroit; and Jamall Mobley, 17, of Detroit. Dumoulin is the granddaughter of the victims, police said.

All three are charged with two counts of armed robbery, a felony that carries a penalty of life in prison; one count of first-degree home invasion, a felony that carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison; and three counts of felony firearm — pneumatic gun, a felony that carries a penalty of two years in prison.

None of the suspects have criminal histories, according to police. Police said Chisholm set Dumoulin’s bond at $400,000 cash or surety, no 10 percent; Martin’s bond at $300,000 cash or surety, no 10 percent; and Mobley’s bond at $250,000 cash or surety, no 10 percent.

Lt. Keith Spencer, of the Royal Oak Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, said one of the suspects pushed the male victim to the floor during the incident, which resulted in a minor injury.

Spencer said he believed that Dumoulin is in a relationship with Martin and that police believe the suspects were motivated to commit the crime because they thought there was cash inside the residence.

“We did recover some cash. Off the top of my head, I think it was a few hundred. They also took some cellphones and iPads,” he said. “This is a scary, terrifying incident for these folks. The whole thing is made even more tragic when we now suspect that there’s a family member involved in this violent incident.”

Royal Oak Police Chief Corrigan O’Donahue praised the arrests as an example of the cooperation between law enforcement agencies in the area. He said that the same Pleasant Ridge officer who located the suspects’ vehicle had assisted the Royal Oak Police Department earlier in the evening Feb. 27 with locating a runaway juvenile.

Pleasant Ridge Police Chief Kevin Nowak said the arresting officer, Greg Hadfield, had heard that Royal Oak had a robbery.

Nowak said Hadfield was parked by a Sunoco gas station on southbound Woodward Avenue so he could light up cars and see who was inside. While waiting, a vehicle with a female driver and two occupants got Hadfield’s “police senses tingling,” according to the chief.

“He pulls up alongside them, lighting up the inside of the car with his spotlights, and he notices that these two males … are both, like, red-faced and flushed,” he said. “Like they’ve been running or something, and that they wouldn’t even look at him, like look over at him. Like you got a police car shining a spotlight in your car, I mean the first thing I would do is be like, ‘Why is somebody doing this?’”

Nowak said Hadfield pulled the vehicle over and began talking to the suspects, who were wearing clothing in the description given out earlier.

“Once (Hadfield) got in there and had the people put their hands up and everything else, he noticed that there were skullcaps in the car upon looking in, and that they were all wearing black clothing, including black shoes and the black skullcaps, and that was the description that was given out,” he said.

Ferndale police came in as backup, and Royal Oak police were called in as the investigation progressed, according to Nowak.

“Then they pulled the people out and were looking more and everything, and they found the gun in the car,” he said. “They found property and currency that was taken from the victims in the car.”

The next court appearance for Dumoulin, Martin and Mobley was set for 8:30 a.m. March 9 before Judge Derek Meinecke at the 44th District Court.

Derrick E. George, Dumoulin’s defense attorney, did not return a request for comment by press time. A court clerk said Martin and Mobley had requested court-appointed attorneys, but that they had not yet been appointed as of press time.