Surveillance video of Bottlenecks party store robbery; Suspect still at large

Posted at 2:05 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 14:05:19-05

Warning: Some viewers may find the above video disturbing 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  Grand Rapids Police continue to search for the man who robbed Bottlenecks party store, 2355 Fuller Ave., and shot a clerk Saturday.

The man allegedly emptied the cash register before forcing the clerk into the backroom.  The family who owns the store says the suspect then put a gun in the clerk's mouth and forced him on his knees, called him a "terrorist" and said "I used to kill people like you in Iraq with no problem."

The clerk fought back and moved just enough to save his life.  The bullet went through his cheek.

The suspect is believed to be a black man who is about 6 feet tall, according to police.  He left the store wearing a black hoodie, quilted flannel shirt and black pants, police said.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call Grand Rapids Police or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.