Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw announces two women have been jailed this evening charged with robbing a Highland area convenience store.


At approximately 12:19 p.m. on October 17, 2011, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to the Chevron in the 3100 block of Highland Avenue relative to a reported robbery. Upon arrival, patrolmen contacted the clerk there who advised them a male suspect had entered the business armed with a rifle and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect fled the scene of the crime. No one was injured during  the robbery.


Detectives immediately responded to the business and, upon further investigation, discovered the armed bandit was actually a woman. Within a few hours authorities located the suspect, identified as 22 year old Amanda Todd, at a home in the 2600 block of Gilbert Drive and took her into custody without incident. Investigators also arrested 23 year old Chelsea Wallin there and believe she drove the get-away car following the crime. Detectives seized a BB rifle they suspect was used in the robbery as well as other evidence linking the pair to the hold-up. Todd, of the 11400 block of Highway 80 in Greenwood, Louisiana, was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of first degree robbery and Wallin, of the 2600 block of Gilbert Drive in Shreveport, was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of being as principal to first degree robbery.