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Tossed in the trunk: Police seek info on possible abduction outside Woodbridge Walmart

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Prince William police seek information on what appears to be an abduction of a person outside a Walmart in Woodbridge.

The victim appears to have been placed in the trunk of a car. 

Press release: 

Possible Abduction – On October 28 at 10:06PM, officers responded to the Wal-Mart located at 14000 Worth Ave in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a possible abduction. Multiple witnesses reported to police that an unknown individual was seen being put into the trunk area of a dark-colored sedan by two men. The incident occurred directly in front of the store around 10:02PM and was captured on the store’s surveillance cameras. The video shows the sedan pull up in front of the store and two men exit, one from the driver’s seat and the other from the rear passenger seat. The two men walk out of a camera view for a few seconds before one of the men returns to the car and appears to open the vehicle’s trunk from the driver’s compartment. That man then walks back out of camera view once again. A few seconds later, both men reappear within camera view holding the victim from both sides walking towards the trunk area of the vehicle. At one point, the victim appears to try and get away from the men and was unsuccessful. Once in the trunk, the suspects get back into the vehicle and quickly drive away. Additional surveillance footage reviewed by detectives showed the suspect vehicle driving next to the victim for a short distance before the incident and that the victim appears to be engaged in a conversation with the vehicle’s driver. Witnesses to the incident also reported to detectives that during the encounter, the victim and the suspects appeared to be possibly “play fighting” before the victim is placed in the trunk. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to please call police at 703-792-6500. The investigation continues.

Victim Description:

The victim appears to be a younger aged African American, possibly a male


Suspect Descriptions:

The suspects both appear to be men, either Hispanic or light-skinned African American wearing all dark clothing


Vehicle Description:

The vehicle was a dark colored, 4-door sedan, possibly a Toyota Camry

Update Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

Police tell us this there now appears to be no abduction victim in this case: 

Possible Abduction – Upon reviewing additional surveillance cameras at the Wal-Mart, footage shows that the individuals involved in the incident, to include the alleged victim, appear to reenter the store approximately 5 minutes after the alleged initial encounter. The victim does not appear to be in distress or make any attempt to get away from the other individuals. All parties eventually exit the store after an estimated 40 minutes. Detectives are seeking additional information from the public to help identify the parties involved so police can make contact with the individuals to confirm the nature of the incident and to also check on the welfare of the alleged victim.


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