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Police: Woodbridge grocery cashier's murder caught on tape

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Prince William County police hope someone will recognize the suspects in the shooting, which was captured on surveillance video. Prince William County police hope someone will recognize the suspects in the shooting, which was captured on surveillance video.
WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Prince William County authorities are asking for the public’s help in tracking down three men who were involved in deadly grocery store shooting.  Investigators say they walked into a Woodbridge grocery store on Friday night shot two employees, killing one of them.

Glenda Marisol Coca-Romero was a cashier at Plantanillos Grocery and Jewelry on  Jefferson Davis Highway.  She was shot and killed around 9 pm Friday night, and the crime was captured on surveillance video.  

In the video, three men with their hoods up and their faces covered entered the store for all of about 15 seconds.  One of them opened fire, killing Coca-Romero and seriously wounding her 42-year-old female coworker.  Another coworker escaped out the back of the store, and the one customer who was inside at the time was not injured.

The suspects didn’t take anything, leading some employees to believe the motive wasn’t robbery.  But police say they don’t believe Coca-Romero or the other woman were targeted but the gunmen.  

“Right now we don’t know the motive, but we’re thinking it was possibly intended to be a robbery and then for whatever reason, shots were fired and the suspects exited the store,” said Maj. Steve Thompson, Prince William County Police Department spokesman.  

Though the suspects’ faces aren’t visible in the surveillance video, police hope someone will recognize what they’re wearing or how they’re moving that may help lead to their identification.  

Coco-Romero worked at the store for about a year.  She was originally from El Salvador.  She had a baby girl, who is now staying with family.  

Her murder is the first in Prince William County in 2014.  Outside the store, black silk roses have been taped to the front windows, while others left behind more colorful flowers in her memory.

Anyone with information about this crime or the suspects is asked to call the Prince William County Police Department immediately.  

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