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Arrest made for armed robbery of Tilton store

TILTON — A Northfield man has been charged with armed robbery for the holdup of the Tilton Shop Express convenience store on August 21.

David Messier, Jr., 33, was arrested by Franklin Police on October 10 and is also being charged with the September 9 armed robbery of the Franklin Shop Express.

Shannon Gauthier, 32, of Northfield has been charged with one count of being an accomplice to robbery for allegedly driving the get-away car for Messier in the Tilton hold up.

Police Chief Robert Cormier said detectives arrested a third person, Angela Kulacz, 34, of Franklin, late yesterday afternoon and charged her with criminal liability for another. Cormier said she was being held on $25,000 cash bail and, if she's unable to post it, will appear Tuesday in the 6th Circuit Court, Franklin Division.

Cormier said police allege Messier entered the Tilton Shop Express around 3:30 p.m. wearing a mask and pointing a gun at the clerk. He said the clerk gave him an undisclosed amount of money.

Messier allegedly fled on foot but Cormier said Gauthier allegedly picked him up shortly after the robbery.

He said police have recovered at least two weapons and he said one of them was likely used in the Tilton robbery.

Cormier said Tilton and Franklin police detectives worked together to make the above arrests. He said more charges and more arrests from both departments are likely forthcoming.

 
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