Police from Fairfax and Prince William counties are investigating an abduction that started in Falls Church Friday afternoon. The victim reported the abduction on Saturday.
The 56-year-old woman was forced into her car in the 7200 block of Arlington Blvd. by two men, one who allegedly had a handgun, police said. The alleged robbers ordered the woman to drive to her Woodbridge home where one of the men went inside with her and stole an undisclosed amount of money.
Police said the woman was then forced back into her car and drove the men to the Cheshire Station Plaza. The men allegedly ordered the woman to walk toward one of the businesses and when she returned they were gone.
Prince William County police spokesman Ofc. Jonathan Perok said the woman didn’t say why she waited a day to report the crime and they don’t know what she was doing in Fairfax County on Friday.
Ofc. Shelley Broderick, a spokeswoman for Fairfax County police, said they don’t know why the woman was in Falls Church or if she knew the alleged suspects.
“It’s early in the investigation,” Broderick said. “At this point, this is all we know.”
Police said the first alleged suspect is a Hispanic man between 50 and 55 years old. The man is believed to be 5 feet, 7 inches tall with a thin build, clean-shaven face and some gray hair. The second alleged suspect is also a Hispanic man between 40 and 45 years old. Police said he is about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and heavyset with a clean-shaven face.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
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