Records: Party Store Robbery Suspect is Convicted Killer
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (April 29, 2014) – A man connected to an armed robbery at a Grand Rapids party store on Monday has a lengthy criminal past, including past convictions for second degree murder and felony firearms according to online records.
Online records show 37-year-old Paul Edward White was arrested on felony robbery charges by the Grand Rapids Police Department on Monday. An arraignment has been scheduled for today.
Online records with the Michigan Department of Corrections show White was released from prison in September 2013 after serving time for second degree murder and felony firearms convictions for crimes that happened in January 1996 in Wayne County.
Surveillance video obtained by FOX17 from the Butterworth Party Store shows a man holding a clerk and customer at gunpoint demanding money before grabbing cash and making his getaway. That same suspect, later identified as White through online records, was arrested in the 800 block of Bridge Street shortly after the robbery after witnesses gave a description of a suspect vehicle leaving the scene. That vehicle was later found at an apartment just north of where the party store robbery took place.
You can watch the armed robbery surveillance video by clicking here.