A Somerville man has been indicted and arraigned on charges alleging he robbed three convenience stores while armed, according to Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone.
Michael Wallace, 44, was arraigned Tuesday in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on charges of armed robbery (3 counts), assault with a dangerous weapon, making threats, and being a habitual offender (4 counts). Middlesex Superior Court Clerk Magistrate Michael Sullivan ordered the defendant held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing.
On June 15, at approximately 3:57 pm, responded to the . A brother and sister told police that they were working when a white male walked up to the counter and asked for a package of cigarettes. The defendant is alleged to have . The victim gave the defendant the money inside the register. As the defendant was leaving the store, it is alleged that he threatened to kill the victim’s sister.
Wallace allegedly robbed two more convenience stores – in Medford and Somerville – in a similar fashion.
All three stores had surveillance video that captured the robberies.
On June 27, the video from the Somerville robbery aired on a local television station. Authorities immediately received information identifying the suspect as the defendant, Michael Wallace. That day, authorities arrested the defendant in the area of Grant Street in Somerville.
Authorities conducted a subsequent search of the defendant’s mother’s home and recovered clothing belonging to the defendant, which matched clothing worn in the robberies as well as an air gun, which resembled the weapon used during the robberies.
Wallace’s next court date is Dec. 12 for a dangerousness hearing.