Two men now face
charges stemming from an armed robbery of three individuals last week in east Shreveport.
September 28, 2013, Shreveport Police were called to an apartment complex
located in the 8000 block of Line
Avenue relative to a reported robbery. Upon officer’s arrival at the scene, contact
was made with three victims who reported being robbed by two men at
gunpoint. Information was gathered
during a preliminary investigation that revealed the men were standing in front
of an apartment building when they were approached by two men, both reportedly
armed with handguns. The suspects
reportedly robbed the victims of their valuables and subsequently battered the
victims with the firearms during the ordeal.
Neither victim sustained serious injury; however the suspects fled the
scene on foot.
Robbery Detectives, acting on information received via a Caddo-Shreveport
Crime Stoppers tip, were able to link two suspects to the crime. Robert Chalmers 21 and Demetri Thomas 17, both
were taken into custody by Shreveport Police on October 1, 2013 and booked into
the Shreveport City Jail on an unrelated criminal matter. During the course of the ongoing
investigation, authorities gathered additional evidence linking the Chalmers,
Thomas duo to the armed robbery of the three men at the apartment complex. Chalmers and Thomas now face three counts
each of armed robbery. Both men are
currently housed in the Shreveport City Jail.