Saturday, May 18, 2013 9:28 PM
Published on: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
By Jim Davis
A District of Columbia man is facing a sentence of more than 200 years after he was convicted of armed robbery of a 7-Eleven store in Clinton last year.
Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced Friday that Khalif Turner, 25, has been convicted of the armed robbery that occurred at approximately 4:50 a.m. May 8, 2012.
Allegedly, Turner and his accomplice entered the 7-Eleven located on Fox Run Drive in Clinton and robbed all of the occupants, which included two employees and three customers.
“Mr. Turner and his accomplice showed themselves to be true cowards as they covered their faces and held innocent people at gunpoint in order to rob them of their money and belongings,” Alsobrooks said. “I am pleased that he will never be able to harm any of our citizens again.”
When the police arrived on the scene, Turner and his accomplice quickly exited the 7-Eleven and went in different directions. The accomplice jumped into a waiting SUV and drove off, while Turner was chased into a nearby wood line.
Turner was apprehended in the woods and a handgun was recovered nearby. Most of the property was recovered after being littered around the 7-Eleven as the defendants attempted to escape.
Turner’s accomplice and the individual driving the SUV have not been apprehended.
After deliberating for 90 minutes, Turner was found guilty of one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon, five counts of first-degree assault, five counts of use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and four gun related offenses.
Turner has two prior convictions in Washington , D.C., and is facing 247 years and 6 months in prison for his crimes. He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 15.