Person of Interest Identified in South Bay Liquor Store Robbery

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    A man wielding bottles of Jack Daniels whiskey and vodka was captured on a liquor store surveillance camera tossing the full bottles at a clerk, who chased after the man and whacked at him with a garden spade. Michelle Roberts reports. (Published Thursday, Jun 26, 2014)

    Police said they believe they might have a suspect in connection with a South Bay liquor store robbery on June 16.

    The Santa Clara County Sheriff's department has identified 25-year-old Justin Johnson as a person of interest, and they are seeking the public's help in finding him.

    Johnson is 5'10" and weighs 210 pounds.

    The robbery happened near Bascom and Stevens Creek Boulevard in an unincorporated part of San Jose.

    The suspect was shown on surveillance video arguing with the clerk and then throwing liquor bottles at him.

    The clerk fought back, going after the suspect with a garden tool. But the man ended up beating the clerk to the ground.

    That is when a customer stepped in and pulled the attacker off, but the suspect got away.

    The clerk suffered minor injuries.