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PWC Police rev up investigation to solve 2014 grocery store murder; $21,000 reward offered

Prince William County, Va. — On May 4th, the Prince William County Police Department and Prince William County Crime Solvers partnered with Clear Channel to display a billboard on Jefferson Davis Hwy between Mt. Pleasant Dr and Dawson Beach Rd in Woodbridge seeking any information regarding the murder of Glenda Marisol Coca-Romero which occurred on February 21, 2014 at the Platanillos Grocery and Jewelry in Woodbridge, Va.

Since the incident, the police department has worked in conjunction with assistance from the FBI Washington Field Office to offer a reward for the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for this murder. As of February of this year, the reward offered totaled $21,000. This reward includes a reward of up to $1,000 from the Prince William County Crime Solvers.

In addition to the reward money, the FBI has offered numerous resources to aid in the investigation. These resources include the utilization of digital ads at area transit shelters throughout Washington DC. These ads went live on May 13th and are currently being displayed in concurrence with the larger billboard in Woodbridge mentioned above.

Anyone who has information regarding this case is asked to call Crime Solvers at 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS. You do not have to give your name, just the information.

Glenda Coca-Romero was murdered at the Platanillos Grocery and Jewelry located at 14342 Jefferson Davis Highway in the Woodbridge area of Prince William County on February 21, 2014 shortly before 9:00p.m.  A second store clerk, a 42-year old woman, was also shot and wounded during the attack.

Three male suspects wearing dark clothing with their faces covered were seen on surveillance entering the store. The suspects immediately fled the business following the shooting, possibly on foot.

Two additional individuals, a customer and another employee, were also inside the store at the time of the incident and were unharmed. No property or money was taken during the incident. Both victims were identified as being employees of the business.

The FBI and Prince William County Police encourage the public to continue viewing the video surveillance taken during the attack and the FBI Bulletin seeking information. The Prince William County Police Department is the lead agency in this investigation. The FBI has been providing investigative assistance. 

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