FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sgt. Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: December 14, 2011
Armed robbery parolee arrested
again for robbery
man on parole for armed robbery (bank) has been arrested again
Robert Chambliss, 33, who provided a
home address of 2728 Augusta Street, Kenner, was arrested and
charged with the crime of first degree robbery after an incident
at Sleep Inn Hotel, located at 2830 Loyola Drive, in Kenner.
On December 7, 2011, Chambliss entered the
Sleep Inn and inquired about renting a room at the location.
Chambliss provided his
identification card identifying himself to the desk clerk.
While the clerk was entering
Chambliss’ information into the computer system, Chambliss
jumped the counter, and put what appeared to be a gun to the
clerk’s head and demanded money.
Chambliss obtained an undisclosed
amount of money and fled the business leaving his identification
Kenner Police notified
Jefferson Parish Eastbank Probation and Parole of the robbery,
who subsequently established contact with Chambliss’ who
surrendered at there office (December 8, 2011), located at
1919 Veterans Boulevard,
Police Detectives George Hoffmann and Jeff Adams.
Chambliss admitted that he committed
the robbery but denied possessing a gun.
Chambliss claims he placed his cell
phone to the clerk’s head implying it was a gun.
At the time of this
press release, Chambliss remains in the custody of the
His bond for the first degree
robbery charge was set at $200,000.
Chambliss was also booked with a
detainer for parole violations (zero bond).
on parole for a May 6, 2002, bank robbery that occurred at the
Homestead, located at
1922 Veterans Boulevard,
Officers Vincent Miranti and Andrew Scott
are in charge of the investigation.
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.