Peabody Man Sentenced to Five Years for Robbing Gas Station

John Doucette stole a little more than $500 during the 2013 robbery.

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.

A Peabody man who robbed Holden Oil on Lynnfield Street was found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison.

The Salem News reported that John Doucette, 24, of Peabody, was sentenced shortly after being found guilty by a Salem Superior Court jury. Doucette entered the station wearing a mask and demanded money on April 8, 2013.

He stole a little more than $500.

Read the full Salem News article here.

mark April 02, 2014 at 06:35 AM
After reading the article from Salem News, looks like he was convicted based on his voice and the possibility he had the same type of jeans. Can you imagine if it wasn't really him! Wow!!!
J April 02, 2014 at 06:59 AM
I also read the Salem News article and I'm surprised they convicted him based on the cashier saying the robber's voice was similar to this guy's and he was wearing the same brand of jeans. The article didn't mention if the guy got caught with the $$ on him or not. It sounds like there was almost no evidence against him. It's scary that a jury could convict based on a similar voice and a pair of jeans.
petitemoe April 02, 2014 at 09:28 PM
Jarod Remy beats woman, uses and sell drugs, and never spends a day in jail. $500 is a quick 5 years for this guy, I don't get it.
mark April 03, 2014 at 08:27 AM
Jared Remy had top lawyer, this gentleman had the old court appointed attorney and he probably said something bad about the police or prosecution which warranted 5 years as where Remy would give them autographs and free tickets!


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