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Police: Man robbed three Gambrills businesses at gun point Sunday

Matthew Melson Parsons
Posted at 12:03 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 12:15:40-05

GAMBRILLS, Md. — A man has been arrested and charged for allegedly robbing three Gambrills businesses at gun point Sunday.

Anne Arundel County Police say 39-year-old Matthew Melson Parsons began his spree at 2 am, when he pulled a gun on a clerk at the BP gas station in the 700 block of Crain Highway.

Nearly 10-hours later Parsons struck again, this time at the Taj Mahal Indo-Pak Supermarket in the 2500 block of Conway Road.

Then around 8:40 pm, a woman reported a man coming up and tapping on her car window with a gun, at the Bank of America ATM drive-thru on Davidsonville Road in Crofton. The victim was able to safely escape by driving off.

Police say it was Parsons who approached her.

But he wasn't done yet.

About 20-minutes later, officers were called to the Five Guys at 1060 Crain Highway.

Once again like the first two robberies, Parsons is accused of coming in armed with a gun, demanding cash from the register.

In each case Parsons made off with an unknown amount of money. No one was injured in either case.

A description matching Parsons was given to police following each incident.

On December 1, he was caught sitting in his Ford Taurus in the area of Conway and Patuxent Road in Gambrills.

Inside, detectives recovered a .357 Ruger handgun believed to have been used in all three robberies.