Former Knox Man Accused of Robbing West Virginia 7-Eleven

| January 30, 2019

HANCOCK COUNTY, W.Va. — A former Clarion County man wanted on charges related to the robbery of a 7-Eleven in West Virginia was arrested in Knox on Tuesday.

According to WTOV-9, 42-year-old Michael Sayre of Chester, West Virginia, and formerly of Knox, Pennsylvania, is facing charges related to a robbery at 7-Eleven in Newell, West Virginia, on Monday.

Reports indicate an employee at the store called police and said a man “made a small purchase, and as she collected his payment, the subject reached into the open cash drawer and removed $80 before the employee could close it.” The suspect, later identified as Sayre, got in a vehicle and fled the area.


The employee was able to provide police with the suspect’s license plate number and a detailed description of the suspect.

The license plate number provided matched a vehicle registered to Sayre.

Authorities in West Virginia were able to obtain felony warrants for Sayre for robbery and grand larceny.

Investigators notified State Police in Clarion that Sayre may be in the Clarion County area. He was subsequently apprehended at his former residence in Knox on Tuesday.

Sayre was taken into custody by Clarion-based State Police and lodged in the Clarion County Jail in lieu of $75,000.00 cash bail.

He is currently awaiting extradition back to West Virginia.

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