Police are investigating two recent robberies in Woodbridge that are possibly linked, Prince William County Police spokesperson Jonathan Perok said.
Police are trying to identify the suspect possibly involved in both robberies, and are asking for the public's help in passing along relevant information.
Police responded to the scene of the first robbery at Mt. Pleasant Drive and Cobb Court on Oct. 8 at 8:58 a.m.
"The victim, a 21-year-old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she was walking in the area above when she observed a newer model silver sedan park along the sidewalk near her," Perok said. "An unknown man then exited the vehicle and approached the victim, pushed her, and snatched her purse. The suspect then got back in his vehicle and fled the area."
No one was injured in this incident. While police were investigating this first incident, another robbery was reported. Police responded to the 13100 block of Occoquan Road at about 9:30 a.m.
"The victim in the incident, a 40-year-old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she was walking to her vehicle in the above area when she was approached from behind by an unknown man," Perok said. "The man grabbed the victim’s purse and ran to a nearby vehicle, described as a silver sedan, where he then fled the area."
Again, no one was injured. Police believe the same suspect was involved in both robberies. The victims reported that the suspect did not display or imply any weapons.
The suspect is described as a black man between 30 and 35 years old, with a muscular build, short black hair, and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a light shirt, maybe brown or gray, and jeans.
The vehicle is described as a newer silver four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota Corolla.
If you have information about this case, call Crime Solvers at 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS. You can leave an anonymous tip. If your information helps lead to an arrest, you could earn up to $1000 as a cash reward.