Robbers steal store clerk’s car, customers’ wallets

Clerk’s charcoal grey Nissan Altima sought by investigators

A charcoal grey colored Nissan Altima could hold clues for Bexar County Sheriff’s investigators who are trying to find the people behind an early morning armed robbery.

The vehicle was taken from a clerk during the robbery around 4:30 a.m. Monday at Valero, located near Interstate 35 and Fischer Road.

Det. Jesse Ochoa said three men and a woman, all wearing black ski masks, barged into the business demanding more than just what the store had to offer.

"They took individuals' money and wallets, and they took the store clerk's vehicle,” Ochoa said. “And they took the money from the register.”

According to one victim, at least two of the robbers had handguns, and one of them pointed the weapon at his head.

“They took everybody’s wallets, and they took mine but they dropped it,” said the man, who did not want to be identified.

Ochoa said the group then split up, with some of them climbing into the clerk’s Nissan.

At least one of the other robbers drove off in their original vehicle, described by investigators as a Porsche.

Within minutes of the sheriff’s office issuing an alert, San Antonio police officers received a call about a car that had been set on fire within the city limits.

An officer at that scene, in the 1400 block of Edris Drive, said the burning vehicle appeared to be one of the getaway cars -- the Porsche.

Investigators believe, after setting the fire, all of the robbers then fled in the stolen Nissan.

Around 10:30 a.m., BCSO spokesman Paul Berry said detectives had located a vehicle, but it was unclear if it is the clerk’s missing car.

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