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A surveillance video captured the whole robbery in horrifying clarity. A man in a dark hooded sweatshirt walks into Keyes Supermarket at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, finds the store owner standing at a checkout stand, barks out a command for money, raises a gun and shoots him in the leg.

As the clerk grabs his leg and limps away, crying out in pain, the robber coldly helps himself to the cash in the register. Then he runs out the door.

Sheriff's deputies are seeking help from the public in finding the suspect, described as an Asian male in his mid-20s, of medium build and standing between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-9. The robber had the lower half of his face obscured by a cloth.

"We do have a few leads but nothing solvent to get a new description or an arrest," said Rajinder Singh, a spokesman for the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

The victim in the Keyes robbery has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, he said.

Singh said the robbery was startling in that the suspect "didn't even give him the chance to open the register."

The department has been investigating robberies in the Patterson and Westley areas but the method of operation and do suspect descriptions don't match that of the Keyes robbery. Both white and black suspects were involved in the west side robberies.

Persons who may have seen the robber or who have details about the case are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 521-4636. Information is especially needed from anyone who may have seen the suspect run away or jump into a car outside the market. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.