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March 8, 2013

Couple admit guilt in Lucky 7 robbery

BEVERLY — A former couple, the parents of a 4-year-old, have pleaded guilty in Salem Superior Court to their roles in the holdup of a Beverly convenience store last year.

David Gauthier, 22, a former Gloucester man, began serving a 21/2-year state prison sentence yesterday, three weeks after pleading guilty to a charge of armed robbery.

His former girlfriend, Monique Lefave, 22, of Rowley, pleaded guilty to being an accessory after admitting in court yesterday that she drove Gauthier from the scene. She was sentenced to three years of probation.

Prosecutor John Brennan said that on May 20, 2012, around 11 p.m., Gauthier walked into the Lucky 7 in Beverly’s Gloucester Crossing neighborhood and, wielding a machete, yelled, “Money, money, money.”

He fled, dropping the long knife into a Planet Aid clothing donation box near the store.

Police in Holliston later found the knife at a donation storage and sorting facility.

The case was “cold” for nearly two weeks, until another woman who had been with the pair earlier in the evening told police she’d heard them discussing their need for cash, before they left for about 45 minutes.

Gauthier had also managed to steal five packs of Newport cigarettes but dropped one as he fled, Brennan said.

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