residents have been convicted by a jury of conspiring to rob as well as
aiding and abetting the robbery of U.S. postal employees of mail and money,
the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana is
James Caffey, 28,
and Tanisha Banks, 38, were both convicted on Monday following a four-day
jury trial, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
evidence presented at trial, Tanisha Banks and James Caffey, conspired with
a third person, Leeroy Beck, to rob the Tolleston Station Post Office in
Gary, Ind., on Aug. 3, 2017,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “Tanisha
Banks, a Postal Service employee with experience working at the Tolleston
Station, provided the logistics for the robbery while her boyfriend, James
Caffey, handled transportation to and from the robbery. Together Banks and
Caffey recruited the gunman, Leeroy Beck, who would actually carry out the
“At trial evidence
was presented establishing that Caffey provided Beck with a handgun to use
during the robbery,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “On Aug. 3, 2017,
after holding two employees at gun point, Leeroy Beck stole money and mail
from the Postal Service. The cash was divided amongst the conspirators.
Banks and Caffey used their share from the robbery to pay bills including a
car note on the gray Dodge Charger James Caffey used to drive the gunman to
and from the robbery.”
Beck entered into a
guilty plea prior to trial.
The case was
investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service with assistance from the
Gary Police Department.