EXCLUSIVE: "I was terrified" says 7-Eleven clerk who was held at gunpoint during robbery

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - "I thought it was a joke," said the 7-Eleven clerk who soon learned the partially-masked man who jumped over the counter was dead serious about robbing the Clinton Township store.

The clerk, Brandy (Action News is withholding her last name), was now terrified and could only think of her two children and fiancé.

Brandy knew Basil Sulaka, the Clinton Township party store owner who was killed during a robbery in late March.

"He had the gun pointed at me and pushed it into my jaw," said Brandy during an exclusive interview with Action News Thursday.

It happened at 12:55 a.m. on June 3 while Brandy was working the overnight shift at the 7-Eleven on 15 Mile Road at Little Mack.

Surveillance video shows the robber hop the counter within three seconds of entering the store. His gun is already raised as he points it at Brandy, demanding all the money.

Before the man leaves, he orders Brandy into a back room, and within 30 seconds of him entering the store, the perpetrator is jumping the counter again as he exits the building.

Clinton Township Police say the armed robber appears to be an Asian male with a thin mustache, approximately 20 - 25 years old, weighing 150 lbs and standing about 5'6" to 5'8" tall (thin build).

The man was wearing a thin royal blue hooded jacket with white strings. He was also wearing black eye glasses, dark athletic pants with large white stripes on the sides of the legs, white gloves and black shoes.

If you recognize the suspect or have any information that can help police, you're asked to call 586-493-7845.

You can remain anonymous.

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