Two South Boston residents were arrested Friday in connection with the armed robberies of two county stores and a neighboring business in Campbell County – Dollar General on Chatham Road on Sunday, Aug. 11, Country Express convenience store in Volens on Thursday, July 11, and Dollar General in Brookneal on Sunday, Sept. 29.

According to Sheriff Fred S. Clark, 21-year-old Shyheim Williams of South Boston faces charges of three counts of robbery, three counts of burglary and three counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony related to the robberies at Country Express and the pair of Dollar General stores.

Also arrested Friday was 23-year-old Tyquanta Moorman of South Boston charged with three counts of robbery, three counts of burglary and three counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony related to the robberies at Country Express and the two Dollar Generals.

Both are being held with no bond in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax.

The sheriff praised the work of the deputies and investigators for their efforts in the arrest of these two suspects.

Clark said additional arrests and more charges are expected.

On Sunday, Aug. 11, Halifax County authorities including the sheriff’s office, Virginia State Police and Halifax Police Department responded to a robbery that occurred around 10 p.m. at the Dollar General Store on Chatham Road in Halifax.

Clark said officers were told that shortly after the store closed, two subjects gained entry into the business by breaking out the front glass door. One of the armed subjects entered the store armed and demanded cash from the cashier.

The two subjects left on foot in separate directions with an undisclosed amount of cash, he added.

A Halifax County Sheriff’s Office tracking K-9 and a Virginia State Police tracking K-9 responded to the scene and determined the subjects fled on foot to a vehicle parked nearby, leaving the area.

Clark said some of the currency was recovered near the scene, and no one was hurt.

Both subjects were described as black males, and both were wearing masks.

Authorities also said in August this incident may have been related to other earlier robberies in the Volens area.

The unsuccessful attempted robbery at Country Express on L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway that occurred in Volens on Thursday, July 11, was believed to be related to two previous incidents that occurred in that area in May, according to Clark.

The July 11 attempted robbery occurred shortly after the store closed when two suspects attempted to gain entry into the business by breaking out the glass door.

The pair was unable to gain entry and fled on foot. Both wore masks and were armed with handguns.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and a Virginia State Police tracking K-9 responded to the scene, and it was determined that the subjects fled on foot to a vehicle parked nearby, leaving the area.

Clark said no one was injured during the incident.

Halifax County sheriff’s office deputies and investigators, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s office deputies and the Virginia State Police responded to the incident.

Clark confirmed investigators believe this incident also may have been related to the two previous incidents in the area on May 1 and 5.

On Wednesday, May 1, a robbery occurred at the Country Express on L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway in Nathalie shortly after the store closed when two suspects gained entry into the business by breaking out the glass door.

After demanding cash from the teller, the two left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Clark said no one was injured during that incident.

Then a few days later on Sunday, May 5, an armed robbery occurred at the Dollar General Store in Volens.

The officers’ investigation revealed shortly after the store closed, two suspects gained entry into the business by breaking out the front glass door. They were both armed and demanded cash from the cashier.  The pair left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.  

A county sheriff’s office tracking K-9 responded to the scene, and it was determined the subjects fled on foot to a vehicle parked nearby and left the area.  

Clark said a firearm was recovered near the scene in that robbery, and no one was hurt during the incident.

Campbell County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Williams and Moorman also are suspects in the Sunday, Sept. 29, burglary of the Dollar General retail store located in Brookneal, and the arrest warrants have been served by Halifax County authorities in connection with the incident.

Two suspects wearing clothing to conceal their identity entered the front door of the Dollar General in Brookneal shortly before 10 p.m. after the store had closed for the night.

Two male subjects, one of which was displaying a handgun, entered the Dollar General on Brookneal Highway and proceeded to rob the store before fleeing on foot, according to Campbell County police.

The suspects got away with an undetermined amount of money from the cash register.

Halifax County and Campbell County authorities commended the tireless efforts and collaboration of multiple law enforcement agencies and professionals, along with the town of Brookneal Police Department, the town of South Boston Police Department and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, as well as countless others for the apprehension and arrest of the two suspects.