Additional arrest mande in Cane's robbery and murder

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KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Michael J. Glaser

Chief of Police

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

FAX (504) 712-2209

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact:  Lt. Brian McGregor

 Email:     bmcgregor@kennerpd.com

 Office:    (504) 712-2252

 Date:     6/30/16

ADDITIONAL ARREST MADE IN ROBBERY / MURDER AT RAISING CANE'S

 Kenner - Since yesterday, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, the Kenner Police Department has made an additional arrest concerning the armed robbery of Raising Cane’s # 46, located at 3344 Williams Boulevard, Kenner, and the murder of Taylor Friloux, 21, of LaPlace.    Those arrested and charged are identified as:

 Joshua Every, 23, of 168 River Oaks Drive, Laplace.    Every has been charged with the crimes of first degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, criminal conspiracy, aggravated burglary, armed robbery (3-counts), and aggravated assault.

 Mark Crocklen Jr., 24, of 2500 Van Arpel Drive, Laplace.  Crocklen has been charged with the crimes of first degree murder, criminal conspiracy, and armed robbery (3-counts).

 From the investigation, the Kenner Police Department has obtained statements from those arrested which revealed this was a planned armed robbery. 

 At approximately 01:24 a.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2016, employees of Raising Cane’s were taking out the trash from the closed restaurant.    While in the parking lot of the business and after Taylor Friloux exited the rear door; the employees were approached and at knifepoint stripped of their cellular telephones.  Friloux was escorted to the rear door, where a key pad was, that had to be utilized to make entry.  Friloux initially resisted opening the door to the business, at which time she was stabbed and forced to open the door.  Once inside the business, Friloux complied and the perpetrators were able to remove money from the safe. 

 As the two perpetrators were preparing to flee the business, Friloux collapsed, at which time one of the perpetrators stood over her and repeatedly stabbed her. 

 As the perpetrators fled the business, they began to run to a waiting vehicle seen moving through the rear parking lot.   The perpetrators made good their escape and eventually split the proceeds from the armed robbery.   It is estimated that approximately $1,000.00 was taken from the business. 

 Immediately; from the onset of the investigation, Joshua Every, a previous employee was recognized by crew members to be one of the perpetrators.  

 Every was arrested in Laplace by members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Task Force and the St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office.    Shortly after reporting his arrest to the news media, Crocklen contacted the St. John Sheriff’s Office and advised him he wished to surrender to police knowing they would eventually be looking for him.  Crocklen admitted his role, and told police that this was a planned robbery, but the murder of Friloux was not part of the plan.  Crocklen was the getaway driver. 

 At the present time; the investigation is ongoing, police have reason to believe that two additional people took part in this robbery.  The Kenner Police Department is still attempting to identify that person, a female. 

 The robbery / murder were captured on video surveillance.  That video will NOT be released. 

 Agencies involved in this investigation:  Kenner Police Department, St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Task Force, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Crimestoppers.  Raising Cane’s has also assigned support personnel to the Kenner Police Department to assist with this investigation.       


 
 

Michael
J.
Glaser

Chief of Police

 

 
 
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Kenner, LA. 70062

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