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Domino's employee chases armed robbery suspects to RCSO checkpoint

CONYERS — Luck was not on the side of an armed robbery suspect who allegedly stole money from a Domino’s Pizza restaurant in Conyers.

The first problem came when the woman he allegedly robbed refused to be victimized and chased him out of the store located at 3537 Ga. Highway 20 and beat on the window of the get-away vehicle in an effort to get them to stop. When the driver of the car pulled away, the Domino’s employee jumped in her car and followed them down the highway.

The second stroke of bad luck came when the suspects were stopped at a road check conducted by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the incident report filed by Deputy Brian Reents, he and other deputies were conducting a planned road check around 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday along Ga. 20 when they received the call that Domino’s had been robbed.

As Reents motioned for a blue Ford Focus to stop in front of him, a woman in a gray Toyota Camry stopped behind the Focus cried out, “That’s them, the people in that blue car right in front of me are the ones that just robbed us at Domino’s Pizza. I’m a taxpayer, please stop them, don’t let them get away! They just robbed us!” the report states.

Reents and Deputy Amanda Pilgrim ran over to the Ford to detain the driver and passenger. Reents said the passenger, later identified as 24-year-old Covington resident Jacquille Eltonio Chisolm, of 35 Wilbur Way, refused to exit the car, so the deputy opened the door and pulled him out of the car.

As he was patting down Chisolm, the deputy found a black sock in his front jacket pocket that contained a piece of foam material that appeared to have been cut into the shape of a handgun.

Chisolm matched the description of the person who robbed Domino’s earlier, so he and the driver, Keyanah E. Smith, 19, of 562 Lake Ridge Drive in Conyers, were arrested and charged with armed robbery. Chisolm was also charged with theft by taking.

Deputies then returned to Domino’s to speak with the employees there, including the woman who flagged down deputies. According to the employees, the two suspects had entered the restaurant twice that evening, asking for information such as what time the store closed.

The third time the suspects came into the store, Chisolm entered through a side door wearing a sock over his hand in a way that appeared he was holding a gun, the report states. Chisolm pushed another male employee and stole money from a couple of cash drawers before snatching the cell phone out of the hand of the female employee, according to the report.

“She said that after the suspect left the store, she ran outside and jumped inside her own car (a Toyota Camry), and saw the blue Ford Focus behind the store,” the report states. “She said she used her vehicle to ‘block’ them in and moved her car behind theirs as they were attempting to get away.”

The employee then ran up to the Ford Focus and began punching and hitting the window of the car in attempt to slow them down from leaving the scene.

In the process, the woman injured her hand to the point another employee had to write her witness statement for her.

Smith, who was reportedly driving the Ford, then backed the car into the passenger side of the Toyota and turned onto Ga. 20. The employee then got back into her car and followed the Ford Focus to the checkpoint.