Accused Kohl's Parking Lot Robber Pleads Guilty

Marvin Lee Hopkins, 63, of Chesterfield Township, is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 19 in Macomb Circuit Court.

A 62-year-old Chesterfield Township man accused of holding someone up in the Kohl's parking lot pleaded guilty this month.

Marvin Lee Hopkins pleaded to one count of armed robbery Nov. 15 in Macomb Circuit Court in Mount Clemens. Under the deal, prosecutors agreed not to add the charge of third-degree habitual offender. Armed robbery is a felony punishable by up to life imprisonment, according to court records.

Hopkins is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. Dec. 19 before Circuit Judge Peter Maceroni.

Police say he approached a 55-year-old Chesterfield Township woman in a late September afternoon at the department store lot, grabbed her arm, stole her purse while threatening to kill her. Hopkins, who was arrested nearly a week later, was staying at the nearby Chesterfield Motor Inn at the time.

His lawyer previously told Patch that his client didn't commit the crime, saying witnesses couldn't identify him from a photo lineup. But township police say their multi-day investigation and interviews led them to Hopkins, a registered sex offender who was on parole for second-degree criminal sexual conduct.


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