Police: Men armed with baseball bats, guns believed to go on robbery spree in Va.
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (ABC7) —
Prince William County Police are searching for several suspects who they believe went on a robbery spree threatening victims not only with a gun, but also with baseball bats late Thursday evening into early Friday morning.
One of the victims told us off camera that he was actually more concerned about the bats than the guns.
A resident's home security system captured the moment when a group of men stopped a car on Edge Hill Drive in Montclair around 11 p.m. A 73-year-old man says he was approached by two men with what looked like an assault rifle and baseball bats. In the video, you can see the car turning around, making a U-turn and taking off shortly after the robbery.
From there police believe the men – now with a third man who had another baseball bat - went to the 13000 block of Quate Lane in Woodbridge where they robbed a 41-year-old man around 11:42 p.m.
About an hour later, a 60-year-old man was also robbed at the intersection of Pilgrims Inn Drive and Havering Way in Woodbridge, according to police.
Authorities say none of the victims were injured.
Canines and helicopters were brought in to search the area but by Wednesday morning the suspects were still on the loose.
Police say they don’t have a good description of the men either - not even of their race or age - because they were wearing masks and dark clothing.
The attacks appear to be random and occurred sometime between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 12:40 a.m. Wednesday.