Walkers Texaco robbed at gunpoint

A lone gunman held up the Walkers’ Road Texaco store just after 2am Friday, swiping cash from the register and holding what appeared to be a submachine gun to the store clerk’s head, according to witnesses.

‘(The suspect) put the gun up to the cashier’s head…and he gave him the money and then (the suspect) left,’ said store manager David White.

Mr. White said there were at least five customers in the 24-hour store when the robbery occurred, but no one was hurt.

The store clerk who was threatened during the heist called Mr. White to report the crime and then went back to work.

‘The same cashier who was robbed, he just kept on working,’ Mr. White said. ‘I don’t think we lost too much business.’

Mr. White added that he was thankful no one had been injured. He said a few years ago, a store clerk had his throat cut during a robbery. That clerk survived, but required hospital care.

The suspect’s image was captured on store surveillance cameras, Mr. White said.

It was unknown whether the robbery suspect had any accomplices. Royal Cayman Islands Police representatives could not be reached for comment about the robbery.

Mr. White said police had been given the surveillance tape and were at the store early this morning investigating.

There was some police activity in the Rock Hole area of George Town Friday morning, where witnesses said it appeared police had surrounded a house. But there were no reports of any arrests, and it was unknown if that police activity had anything to do with the robbery.