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Contact:  Sgt. Brian McGregor


Office:    (504) 712-2252

Date:      December 14, 2011


Armed robbery parolee arrested again for robbery


Kenner - A Kenner man on parole for armed robbery (bank) has been arrested again for robbery.  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 card. 

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, in Kenner.  Chambliss was interviewed by Kenner 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 Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna.  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).  Chambliss was on parole for a May 6, 2002, bank robbery that occurred at the Eureka Homestead, located at 1922 Veterans Boulevard, in Metairie. 

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.