On Sunday, February 20, 2011, the Martinsburg Police Department responded to 7-Eleven located at 1015 North Queen Street for a report of a robbery. At approximately 0120 hours, a black male entered the store and purchased a pack of Newport cigarettes. The clerk stated that as she was opening the cash drawer, he jumped the counter and grabbed her. The subject then grabbed money from the cash register and forced the clerk to the ground. The male then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money headed south on Queen St.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’8” weighing about 170lbs. He was wearing a blue wind breaker with black trim, a black toboggan, black pants and tan boots. The suspect was also wearing a large watch on his left wrist.
At approximately 0435 Berkeley County Central Dispatch received a call that the 7-Eleven at the intersection of Williamsport Pike and Berkeley Station Road had just been robbed by a black male wearing a blue and black jacket. That subject also jumped the counter and punched the clerk after buying a pack of cigarettes, grabbed money from the register and fled the store. The subject got into a burgundy Chrysler Sebring convertible and was stopped by Deputy Welcome of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department a short time later.
The driver was identified as Tirrell Andre Morton and the passenger was identified as Sonia Yancey. The driver matched the description of the suspect and was wearing black pants, tan boots and a large watch on his left wrist. Mr. Morton and Ms. Yancey were arrested by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department for the robbery of the Berkeley Station 7-Eleven.
Information and evidence has been obtained in the robbery of the Queen Street 7-Eleven and warrants charging Tirrell Morton with the crime are pending.