Police charge man with three armed robberies

By: Nico Rubello | Fraser - Clinton Township Chronicle | Published April 18, 2013


CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Police have arrested and charged a man alleged to have robbed the same store three times in one week.

Matthew Glenn Parmentier, 28, of Clinton Township, was arraigned April 12 on charges of robbing the Gemini Market, located on Harper Avenue in Clinton Township. The robberies occurred on April 4, 5 and 10.

In all three incidents, the suspect wielded a handgun, according to police reports. He wore hooded sweatshirts with the hood pulled up and covered the lower half of his face with a red bandana, reports said.

During the April 4 robbery, the robber jumped over the counter and took cash and lottery tickets.

The next day, April 5, the store clerk reported that the same man came back and pointed the same gun at his head before stealing more cash and lottery tickets, along with Newport cigarettes. In both cases, he was wearing a green hoodie.

The third day, April 10, the robber reportedly came back and robbed the store again, this time wearing a blue hoodie.

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.