FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sergeant Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
LaPlace man arrested in fuel theft
Kenner- A LaPlace man has been arrested after he stole a large amount of fuel from his former employer. On Thursday, June 06, 2013, Robert Shannon, 34, of 2403 Herbert Drive, LaPlace, was arrested and charged with the crime of theft valued at $4500.00 and simple criminal damage to property. On Tuesday (June 4, 2013), at approximately 11:57 p.m., Shannon returned to his former employer, Crescent Foundations, located at 101 27th Street, in Kenner. Their Shannon cut a feeder line, scaled a fence, and removed the nozzle to a fuel tank located on the property. Shannon then pumped between 650 to 800 gallons of fuel into a storage tank that he had on a trailer that he was pulling with his truck. After the reported theft, Shannon was located by the St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office, where he was arrested as a fugitive from Kenner. On Thursday, Shannon was transferred to the custody of the Kenner Police Department.
Shannon had been recently fired from the business after he was observed stealing approximately $500.00 worth of fuel during his work day. Shannon when confronted returned the fuel and was fired.
At the time of this press release, Shannon remains in custody, no bond has been set. It should also be noted at the time of Shannon’s arrest he was also found to have an outstanding warrant for extradition for GRAND THEFT AUTO from Hillsborough County, Florida. Shannon was also booked as a fugitive.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning this incident to call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Officer Jimmie Martin is in charge of the investigation.
Kenner Police Department website: http://www.kennerpd.com