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The Shawnee News-Star
  • ‘Staged’ robbery: Three charged in Rib Crib case

  • Three suspects, including a former Rib Crib employee, are charged with conspiracy and two other felony counts for a “staged” armed robbery at the Shawnee restaurant last month, court records show.
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  • Three suspects, including a former Rib Crib employee, are charged with conspiracy and two other felony counts for a “staged” armed robbery at the Shawnee restaurant last month, court records show.
    Joshua D. Napoleon, 23, Harold D. “Beau” Wilsie, 20, and Jordan L. Keel, 21, all of Tecumseh, are charged in Pottawatomie County District Court with conspiracy, grand larceny and knowingly concealing stolen property.
    Napoleon was listed on the original police report as the restaurant employee who told police he had been robbed on the night of June 8. Following further investigation, he was found to be involved and was arrested with the others in this case.
    Charges allege the three conspired and agreed to stage an armed robbery at the Rib Crib. For the grand larceny count, they are accused of taking $500 or more, charges read, and then concealing the stolen loot.
    Reports show at the time of the late-night robbery, Napoleon told officers he was in the office finishing paperwork when he heard a loud noise at the front of the restaurant. He reported a male suspect smashed through a glass door, approached him with a black revolver and screamed, “Give me all the money or I’ll kill you.”
    Shawnee Police Detective Charles Swantek said Napoleon and the other two suspects all know each other, with the investigation revealing Wilsie was the suspect who went inside, while Keel was allegedly the driver of a nearby get-away car.
    Swantek said two days after the hold-up, Napoleon reportedly quit his job, but officers were able to track him down as part of the investigation with the other two also arrested.
    Swantek also thanked Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Investigator Jimmy Brewer for his assistance in this case.
    All three remain jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center. Their next court dates haven’t yet been scheduled.
    Watch for updates.
     
     

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