DOVER, N.H. — The Caribou, Maine, native accused of holding up a DiCicco’s Market clerk at knifepoint last week was ordered held on $25,000 cash bail following his arraignment Monday morning in Dover Circuit Court.
Marc Beaulieu, 25, of 19A Harrison St., Rochester, N.H., is facing a Class A felony charge of robbery for allegedly entering the store at approximately 7:26 p.m. Wednesday and brandishing a knife. Beaulieu later fled the store at 385 Washington St. with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The clerk, who was the only person in the store at the time of the incident, was unharmed.
On Monday, Judge Stephen Morrison entered no plea to the felony charge on Beaulieu’s behalf and scheduled him to return for a probable cause hearing on Nov. 2.
Prosecutors also informed Morrison that Beaulieu failed to appear in court on Oct. 18 for charges including receiving stolen property, a felony, and disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Beaulieu also has a felony theft by unauthorized taking charge pending out of Rochester District Court.
According to the prosecution, Beaulieu was arrested numerous times this year, including in February on charges of violation of probation or parole, in June on an allegation of receiving stolen property, and in August for allegedly endangering the welfare of a child.
Beaulieu’s past criminal history includes charges of falsifying physical evidence, shoplifting, simple assault, possession of controlled drugs, indecent exposure, and driving under the influence, among others.
The Dover police K-9 unit responded to the scene Wednesday night and conducted a search of the area while the department’s Crime Scene Unit processed the scene. DiCicco’s was cordoned off with police tape following the robbery as police searched the area and investigators took photographs of the building.
Beaulieu was one of many subjects located in the area before a full description of the suspect was available, according to a statement from police. Dover detectives were able to link Beaulieu to the robbery after viewing surveillance photos of the suspect and canvassing the neighborhood.
Beaulieu was arrested by Rochester police on an outstanding warrant and held at the Strafford County House of Corrections. Dover officers later arrested him at the jail on Friday afternoon at approximately 4:10 p.m.
During his arraignment Monday, Beaulieu told the judge he’s originally from Maine and is in the area to be closer to his daughter.
“But I can’t seem to stay out of trouble and I’m hanging out with the wrong people,” he said. “I’m from Caribou, Maine, and I haven’t gotten in any trouble up there and that’s where I need to get back up to at some point.”
If he’s able to post bail, Beaulieu will be monitored by Community Corrections officials and must abstain from consuming alcohol and possessing firearms or any non-prescription controlled substances.
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