Three people were arrested in connection with the Tuesday night robbery of the Jiffy grocery store in South Boston.
Those arrested were Tymel Thomas Jones, 19, of North Charleston, South Carolina, Senere Christopher Hill, 20, of South Boston, and Khameer D’Maury Simmons, 19, of South Boston.
They each face a charge of robbery using or displaying a firearm in a threatening manner and using a firearm in a threatening manner while committing a robbery.
Upon further investigation, it was also discovered that Jones had an active warrant for a homicide in South Carolina and was subsequently arrested for murder.
South Boston Police Chief Bryan Young reported in a press release Wednesday that officers were called to the Jiffy convenience store at 910 John Randolph Blvd. in South Boston at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday in reference to an armed robbery.
Upon arrival at the store, officers determined that three black men entered the store several minutes earlier, brandished a handgun, assaulted a man in the store, and took an undisclosed sum of money from the cash register. , according to the press release.
The three suspects, dressed in dark colored clothing and wearing masks, left the store on foot, he continued.
With help from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and the Halifax Police Department, Young said law enforcement had located three people suspected of being involved in the crime at a residence at 2108, College Street.
A gun and other evidence related to the crime was also located in the same residence.
The three suspects were then arrested and charged with their involvement in the armed robbery, Young said.
All the suspects were held without bail.
The South Boston Police Department would like to thank the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office police and the Halifax Police Department for their assistance in this incident, the fire chief said.
South Boston Police Sgt. Clint Mann was the arresting officer.