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Police are looking for a man and woman with a baby who stole laundry detergent and diapers at gunpoint from a Manassas-area Giant store last week.

On Friday at 12:13 p.m., an employee at the supermarket at 10864 Sudley Manor Drive saw a man and woman with a baby wrapped in a blanket put the detergent and diapers into a cart and walk out without paying for them. When the employee confronted the couple outside, the man brandished a firearm, Prince William County Police Master Officer Renee Carr said.

The employee returned to the store and notified another employee before both left the store and confronted the suspects a second time. The man again brandished the firearm before both suspects fled in a black Honda Accord coupe with Virginia license plates TVZ8420, Carr said.

No shots were fired and no injuries reported.

The man was described as Black, between 20 and 30 years old, with black medium length styled hair, brown eyes and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a black headband, a shiny black windbreaker-style coat, dark blue jeans, and white/black shoes.

The woman was Black, about 20 to 30 years old, between 5 feet 7 and 5 feet 9 inches tall and 190 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black head cover, earrings, a brown winter coat, blue jeans and pink sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 703-792-6500.


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Zaphod Beeblebrox

I mean, if you see someone with a baby stealing diapers...

...no you didn't.

Nicholas Allen

Exactly đź’Ż Im no fan of crime, but police have real criminals on the loose.

Tiffany Nerenberg

This should be a wake up call to some people. Having to resort to armed robbery for basic necessities, is an indication of the desperation some of us face. They didn’t take anything they didn’t need. Some people might call that crazy… Since they already resorted to armed robbery. But I have a hunch, that these people are just absolutely desperate, and don’t know how else to handle a situation where they are going without basic necessities. This is super sad. I would’ve probably give him the money if I had witnessed this.

Paul Benedict

There are probably a lot of people who would have helped if asked. You don't just go steal stuff and then brandish a gun. Lots of churches would have helped too. there is help out there for people who need it. If the guy sold his gun he could have bought a lot of diapers.

George Santos-Claus


John Dutko

But... that's socialism.

Maybe they should get a job that pays more.

George Santos-Claus

@ Dutko


Socialism minus the government coercion aspect. Also known as Volunteerism.

Paul Benedict

Voluntary donations are not socialism. Where do you come up with stuff like that? There actually are jobs out there. I don't know if this guy had a job or not, but there are jobs out there.

John Dutko


You can't have it both ways.

You would call him a deadbeat and a moocher if he asked for help.

You and your online buddies have consistently crapped on those in need time and again, totally apathetic toward other peoples situations.

Should he have robbed the store for diapers? No.

Is the person desperate enough to do so? Yes.

And having easy access to firearms empowers people toward criminal acts when desperation gives that extra push to do so.

Mike Geffert

Totally reasonable response

Nicholas Allen

This is false. People do not, churches do not, nobody cares, stop spreading lies. All of this babble comes after the fact, this person is probably doing the best they can in a world that give no shits

George Santos-Claus

Yep, charity, local food banks, food stamps, non-profits that literally do provide these types of items that were stolen.

Nooooo, that doesn't exist at all!

But as a their I'll double down and brandish my gun to make sure the store doesn't get their stolen merch. back. Dumb move. The store can confront whoever they want. Doesn't mean you get the threaten someone's life to get away with it.

Zaphod Beeblebrox

This. Lot of people in this thread with zero empathy.

I'd have paid for it if I'd been there.

Ed Moseley

I would have went for the eggs.

Brad London

Top notch reporting as usual. Thanks for all the detail you left out including a description of the perp. Another example that real journalism died years ago.

John Dutko

It's literally copied/pasted from the PWC Facebook page.

Brennan Huff

this isn't the NYT

Mike Geffert

They have the license plate of the car... if it is theirs, they should be in custody already.

Paul Benedict

I thought the Giant on Sudley Rd had closed. Perhaps they mean Sudley Manor Dr. Regardless, this is crazy. If you are crazy enough to use a gun in stealing detergent, why wouldn't you steal a few more items or cash too?

Duke Nukem

That shopping center is quickly becoming an s-show. I can't go there anymore without being asked for cash. I have seen people leaving the Ross without paying several times too

Popular Misconception

I'll come clean: I came here to make a somewhat politically-motivated pithy remark, but these comments are way better than political banter!!

George Santos-Claus

Well said.


Angie Mac

Appears they made a CLEAN getaway đź‘€

Allen Muchnick

No, the suspect is all washed up.

Harry Morant

Must be a new ingredient used in the manufacture of meth!

Allen Muchnick

Perhaps the robber is also engaged in money laundering.

CarWash Bonzai

I agree. Manassas is zombie land

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