You are viewing this article in the archives. For the latest breaking news and updates in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area, see
Posted on Sat, Jun 1, 2013 : 10 a.m.

Detroit man accused in Rolex robbery setup has case adjourned 2 weeks

By John Counts


Jamill Passmore

Courtesy of Washtenaw County Jail

A 23-year-old Detroit man accused of setting up a robbery of Eastern Michigan University students had his case adjourned for two weeks in the Washtenaw County Trial Court Thursday.

Assistant Washtenaw County Public Defender Christopher Renna asked Judge David Swartz to postpone Jamill Devon Passmore's case "for further investigation."

Swartz granted the request and set a pretrial hearing for June 20.

Police say Passmore helped set up a group of four men who were robbed of Rolex watches, Gucci belts and cellphones outside the university’s Westview Apartments near Rynearson Stadium on Jan. 18.

The men -- including Passmore -- watched a basketball game into the early morning at an apartment. The men testified Passmore kept leaving the apartment to make phone calls. Police believe this is when Passmore called the two men who came up behind the five men as they left the apartment on the way to a party.

The two men indicated to the group they had a gun and to get down on the ground. Three of them did, one of whom was robbed of his Gucci belt and Rolex. Passmore and another man ran.

The man told police Passmore assaulted him and tried stealing his Rolex, but was unsuccessful.

Police testified they linked Passmore to the crime via phone records and a picture of a pawned Rolex one of the men Passmore allegedly spoke with that night posted on Facebook.

John Counts covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Sat, Jun 1, 2013 : 8:16 p.m.

All this talk about expensive watches, yet nobody in this story seems to know what time it is. A conundrum, wearing a mask, wrapped in an enigma, shrouded and palled. That's what it is.


Sat, Jun 1, 2013 : 4:03 p.m.

I remember going to Eastern and wearing Rolex watches and Gucci belts....No I am not blaming the victim