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Police Continue to Seek Assistance in 2014 Murder Investigation

Prince William County Police Department

Written By: Prince William County Police Department

The Prince William County Police Department, with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), continue to seek the public’s help providing any information in connection to the murder of Glenda Marisol Coca-Romero, who was killed on February 21, 2014 at the former Platanillos Grocery and Jewelry store located in the Woodbridge area of Prince William County.

The FBI-Washington Field Office has partnered with the Prince William County Police Department to offer a reward of $20,000 for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspects responsible for this murder.

Eight years ago today, Glenda Coca-Romero was murdered at the Platanillos Grocery and Jewelry store, formerly located at 14342 Jefferson Davis Highway in Woodbridge, shortly before 9:00pm.  A second female store clerk was also shot and wounded during the incident and has since recovered.

The Police Department previously releasedvideo surveillance footage that showed three men, dressed in all dark colored clothing with their faces covered, enter the store and proceed directly to the counter where Glenda, the other injured employee, and a customer were standing. Both Glenda and the employee were shot during the altercation before the suspects fled the business. The customer was not injured. A third employee was also inside the store at the time of the incident and was unharmed. The suspects were in the store less than 20 seconds. No property or money was taken during the incident.

The Prince William County Police Department remains the lead agency in this investigation with the FBI providing investigative assistance.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Prince William County Police at 703-792-7000 or by submitting an online tip at pwcva.gov/policetip. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to the FBI at tips.fbi.gov.

View: FBI bulletin seeking information