UPDATE: Employees forced into freezer during JCC convenience store robbery; All 4 suspects arrested

Posted at 4:37 PM, Dec 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-31 11:37:33-05

James City County, Va. - All four suspects have now been arrested after a robbery that occurred early Monday morning in James City County.

James City County Police responded to the Star Express at 9220 Old Stage Road at 1:40 a.m.

An investigation revealed that two black males armed with handguns and wearing dark hoodies and masks, entered the store and stole the victims' cell phones, keys, wallet, cigarettes and cash.

The 56-year-old male employee was struck in the back of the head with a gun when he was not able to open the safe.

The suspects forced the male employee and a 43-year-old female employee into the freezer before fleeing on foot.

An officer arriving on scene spotted one armed suspect running across Barhamsville Road and dropping items as he ran to a vehicle parked in the woods behind the Shell station on Old Stage Road.

The fleeing suspect, identified as 18-year-old Dijon Ortez Boyd, as well as two other suspects in the vehicle, identified as 20-year-old Dominnic Lamar Christian and 20-year-old Tysean Laquan Ransome, were taken into custody.

Police looked for a fourth suspect, identified as 19-year-old Donte Devon Nelson, who fled the scene but were unable to locate him. Nelson was taken into custody by James City County Police at approximately 5 p.m. on Dec. 30 without incident.

All four subjects were charged with robbery, 2 counts of abduction, 2 counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, conspiracy to commit robbery and misdemeanor assault & battery. All are being held at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail without bond.

The stolen items were recovered, as well as a .380 pistol which was also found to have been stolen in Newport News.