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Marquse Lucas, 24, and Benea Smith, 32.

A man and woman are in custody after Fairfax County police say they robbed a grocery store at gunpoint then led police on a chase -- with their child in the car.

On Mar. 23, at 12:35 p.m. officers responded to the Safeway at 9881 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls for an armed robbery. A man and a woman stole merchandise and pointed a gun at an employee as they left the store, Fairfax County police said in a news release.

The suspects left in their car with their child in the backseat. Officers saw the car and attempted a traffic stop that resulted a pursuit, the release.

The car eventually came to a stop on 495 near Lewinsville Road. Officers were able to take the man and woman into custody, police said.

No injuries were sustained as a result of the incident. The child is currently safe with caregivers.

Several police cruisers and one community member's vehicle sustained minor damage during the pursuit. A firearm was not recovered.

Marquse Lucas, 24, of DC, was charged with robbery with a firearm, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, felony disregarding police signal to stop, felony child endangerment, petit larceny, reckless driving, and driving without an operator's license. Outstanding warrants for robbery from another jurisdiction were also served. Lucas is currently incarcerated at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and was held without bond, the  release said.

Benea Smith, 32, of DC was charged with robbery with a firearm and felony child endangerment. An outstanding warrant for robbery from another jurisdiction was also served. Smith is currently incarcerated at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and was held without bond.

Victim advocates from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to these cases to ensure the victims are receiving appropriate resources and assistance.

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who may have information about this case or other similar cases. Those with information are asked to please call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 5. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App and follow the steps to “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.

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(16) comments

Paul Benedict

It's good to see a woman (I assume) being a full participant in a criminal activity. So much of the criminal workforce is dominated by male chauvinists.

John Stuart Mill

Right?! Just like that woman in Nashville who gunned down 3 children and 3 adults at a private Christian school.

Paul Benedict

Are you talking about the vile evil leftist woman who identified as a man? Just more proof these people are sick.

Brad London

The culture of violence continues....

Tim True

Yup, these Republican-led states are out of control.

Paul Benedict

I have missed you Tim. Did you get released early for good behavior?

John Smith

Sarcasm right?

Farmall Super H

The democrat destruction of America prevails. High crime and anarchy all perpetuated by the democrat party. Racial divisiveness, purposely expanded by Obama, and people of color exploited solely by the democrat party for political gain. No-bail, lenient punishment/sanction all brought by Soros-bought democrat DA's and Commonwealth attorneys. The racist democrat party is full of idiots.

Alas, here are idiotic democrat responses to FACTS about the racist democrat party posted on this forum in recent days.

Fact: democrats founded the KKK....

Demostupid Response 1

"o, it really doesn't matter if the Democrats made the KKK. Modern Dems recognize that those types of thought do not belong in today's American society"

Demostupid Response 2

"Who did the KKK target w/ their terroristic assaults??? HINT: It sure wasnt Republicans. You're in denial if you claim that the political of of Democrats during the creation of the KKK are the same as modern-day Democrats."

Fact. The racist democrat party filibustered the 1965 Civil Rights Act and democrat President LBJ depended on Republicans to break the stalemate to finally get it passed.

Demostupid Response 1

"you forgot the part where the "racist democrats" left the party and became republicans in 1965. the parties switched sides"

Tom Manson

FSH botfarm needs to tweak their algorithm.

John Stuart Mill

FACT: FSH ancestors were Democrat.

FACT: FSH doesn't know about the name switch in the 1960s.

John Smith

What name switch? They are still as divisive as ever. Do they know what a real woman is? Asking for a friend.

John Stuart Mill

Let me know if you need to read more.

Do you want to get with one or your friend? Use a dating app.

Doogle McBernstein

FSH is a pea-brained individual.

Harry Morant

Now they have a "free ride" in the hoes-cow.

Harry Morant

...or is it hoosegow? darn auto correct!

Tom Manson

In Spanish, juzgado means "panel of judges, courtroom." The word is based on the Spanish past participle of juzgar, meaning "to judge," which itself was influenced by Latin judicare—a combination of jus, "right, law," and dicere,"to decide, say." When English speakers of the American West borrowed juzgado, they recorded it the way they heard it: hoosegow

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