FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sgt. Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: December 14, 2011
St. Rose / Kenner
women arrested for supermarket robbery
Kenner - On Saturday, December 10, 2011,
Tamika Lea, 26, who provided a home address of 120 W. Club
Drive, St. Rose, was arrested for the crime of armed robbery.
At 1055 a.m., (December 10, 2011).
Lea entered the Union Supermarket, located at
2105 West Esplanade Avenue,
and browsed around in the store.
Upon Lea approaching the cashier,
she placed a black bandanna on her face, produced a handgun and
demanded money from the cash register.
After obtaining an undisclosed
amount of money, Lea fled the business.
Officers searching the area for Lea, the
suspect, located a waiting 2006 Nissan Altima, driven by
Shandrya Humbles, 20, of 943 27th
Street, in Kenner, in the rear alley of the Burlington Coat
Factory, located at 3324 Williams Boulevard, Kenner.
While interviewing Humbles it was
learned that her vehicle had been involved in a hit and run
Upon being questioned about the
robbery, she admitted to being the getaway driver for Lea.
Lea was subsequently located in the
2100 block of 33rd
where she was identified as the gunwoman in the armed robbery
and taken into custody.
Both Lea and Humbles was interviewed by
Detective Joseph McRae.
Lea admitted that she entered the
Union Supermarket, produced a gun, and robbed the cashier of the
money inside the cash register.
Humbles admitted to meeting with
Lea, planning and driving Lea to the robbery location, and was
waiting in the area to pick Lea up after she committed the
Tamika Lea was charged with the crime of
Shandrya Humbles was arrested and
charged with the crime of principal to armed robbery.
At the time of this press release, Humbles
and Lea remains in the custody of the Jefferson
Humbles bond was set at $100,000.
Lea’s bond was set at $76,340.00
Officers Brad Boyd and Paul Carmouche 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.