Walmart Manager, Boyfriend Arrested For Apparent Inside Cash Room Robbery


Gilbert Smith


March 16, 2016 |

In what appears to be an inside job, two suspects were arrested yesterday morning in connection with the armed robbery of the cash room of an Elk Grove Walmart store.

The two suspects arrested were 33-year old Shenita Marie Barnes of Sacramento, a Walmart manager, and her 45-year old boyfriend, Gilbert Earl Smith (pictured above). Barnes was arrested at the Elk Grove Boulevard store where the robbery took place and Smith at his Sacramento residence.

In that early morning incident on Tuesday, February 9, Smith allegedly made his way into the cash room with a copied management key. Once inside the room, Smith brandished a handgun and demanded cash.

After employees complied, Smith left the store and his image was captured on a surveillance camera.      

During their investigation, detectives from the Elk Grove Police Department developed and obtained information that identified Smith as the suspect responsible for the robbery. Detectives were also able to connect Barnes involvement in the robbery.

Both suspects are being held at the county jail on $1 million bail for armed robbery and conspiracy charges but are not eligible for bail. Arraignment for Barnes and Smith is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.   

Elk Grove Walmart robbery
Shenita Marie Barnes.





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18 comments

Anonymous said...

Yeesh!

I just lost my lunch.

Joe Friday said...

Executive training program in action!

Anonymous said...

Pimping ain't easy, I guess...

Anonymous said...

It's sad to see, I know her and went to school with her. So sad, so sad she had some good things going for herself. Definitely got involved with the wrong person. Smh.

Anonymous said...

Gilbert sure let his appearance go down. Flossing isn't easy when you are broke! He claims to only like pretty model professional type women. I guess his tastes changed. What a waste 2 lives destroyed over stupidity!

Anonymous said...

I worked with this girl and she had numerous complaints against her about how she treated people what goes around REALLY goes around

Anonymous said...

I worked with this girl and she had numerous complaints about how she treated people what goes around REALLY goes around

Anonymous said...

He is a career felon, used women to steal money from companies...His sexual prowess was his mojo...Oh well!... This is his third and final strike!!...He did say he preferred gorgeous women?...Shenita didnt know "Hurricane Gilbert" struck Elk Grove Walmart?!?!....with a gun?...Gilbert is an idiot!*_*

Anonymous said...

Wow the 3/19/2016 5:00PM comment says it all. However, the strike information is NOT accurate. When Gilbert was originally sentenced to prison, Pete Wilson was not CA Governor and the 3 strike laws were not in effect. Therefore, since his old record does not consist of a PC211 he will only be sentenced as a first strike offender. If the DA is savvy and is not a newbie, they would look at adding additional charges, like a felon with an unauthorized firearm, which could add 10 years to whatever sentence he gets for the robbery. He is NOT going to be locked up for good. He could get back on the prowl, flaunting his sexual prowess/mojo and terrorize more women who have low self-esteem. There is no such thing as prison rehabilitation. At least he is able to spend time with his son who is also at the same jail facility and has been there since August 2015. Ironically, Gilbert & his son are being held with $1,000,000. So is his one of many girlfriends Shenita. I wonder was this chick dumb enough to think she was his only woman or girlfriend. He was going around telling people he was getting married. What a poor example of a parent. They say what goes around comes around. I wonder if Gilbert realizes this is just his karma!

Anonymous said...

How Ghetto!

Unknown said...

Gilbert Smith is a federal informate and got people busted for a living , he got my family 6years

Unknown said...

This Gilbert guy is a federal informate whos hurt a lot of family's

Unknown said...

Gilbert Smith is a federal informate and got people busted for a living , he got my family 6years

Unknown said...

I don't know about Gilbert Smith being a snitch but he was released from custody on April 28, 2016. Bailed out by Beverly Thomas allegedly this person posted the bond for a $1,000,000.00 bail. Supposedly the judicial system requires that proof of where the money used for bail come from or how it was obtained. My question is, how does a felon, who used a firearm (allegedly felons cannot have firearms unless they have their rights restored)to commit armed robbery, caught on video camera, clearly identified, get released by the judicial system? Did anyone question where the $100,000 bail bond come from? Or is this a lie and he really did snitch to get out? It did show not eligible for bail on the original booking sheet....This is absolutely unbelievable. Now we are giving some thought to the comment on April 23, 2016 about federal informant.....

SDF said...
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SDF said...

Good thing Gilbert was out on bail, he has now attempted to murder a Brinks guard in a robbery gone wrong.

Unknown said...

Wonder if he will get out on Bail after this one??

Spiceyeverything said...

I think the Brinks guard should sue the County of Sacramento for the District Attorney and the Judge for allowing him to bond out. I also wonder what will happen with that hundred-thousand-dollar bond that allegedly was put up in order for him to be let out. If he was still locked up none of this would have happened and that for Brinks guard would not be in the hospital trying to recover from a gunshot wound nor would all the people that witnessed that be traumatized. If the judicial folks were smart they would write this up as a Federal offense that way he won't get time served he will have to do the time in a Federal prison. I guess he must have burned through that $200,000 or over that amount from Walmart within a few months. This is a sign of a very desperate and dangerous repeat offender who needs to be locked up forever.

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