South Boston Police arrest armed robbery suspects

The South Boston Police Department, with the assistance of other local law enforcement agencies, arrested three suspects in an armed robbery case.

South Boston Police Chief Bryan Young reports that on January 4, 2022, at approximately 8:50 PM, officers were called to the Jiffy Food Store, located at 910 John Randolph Blvd in the Town of South Boston, in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred. 

Upon arriving at the store, officers determined three black males had entered the store several minutes earlier, displayed a handgun, assaulted a male subject in the store, and taken an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register. The three suspects dressed in dark colored clothing and wearing masks, left the store on foot.

With the assistance of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and Halifax Police Department, law enforcement located three individuals thought to be involved in the crime at a residence at 2108 College St. A firearm and other evidence related to the crime were also located at the same residence. 

The three suspects were subsequently arrested and charged for their involvement in the armed robbery.  All suspects were held without bond. Suspects and charges include:

Tymel Thomas Jones (19 year old adult from North Charleston, SC)

-       Robbery by using or displaying a firearm in a threatening manner

-       Use of a firearm in a threatening manner while committing a robbery

-       Murder (Charleston, SC on 12/09/2021)

Sencere Christopher Hill (20 year old adult from South Boston, VA)

-       Robbery by using or displaying a firearm in a threatening manner

-       Use of a firearm in a threatening manner while committing a robbery

Khameer D’Maury Simmons (19 year old adult from South Boston, VA)

-       Robbery by using or displaying a firearm in a threatening manner

-       Use of a firearm in a threatening manner while committing a robbery

The South Boston Police Department would like to thank the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office  and the Halifax Police Department for their assistance with this incident. 

South Boston Police Sgt. Clint Mann was the arresting officer. Additional inquires related to this case may be referred to Chief Bryan Young at 434-575-7203 or byoung@southbostonva.us.