MANASSAS, Va. (WJLA) - A family is mourning the loss of their family member, who was shot and killed during an armed robbery at a Denny's in Manassas on December 26.
Yusuf Ozgur, a DoorDash delivery driver, reportedly entered the restaurant to pick up an order when he encountered the suspects who were running out around 2:25 a.m.
The two armed men only stayed inside the Denny's a few minutes and demanded property from customers and employees, according to Prince William County Police. There were reportedly over 20 people in the restaurant at the time of the robbery, and no one tried to intervene. Some managed to escape as the suspects were entering the Denny's.
Ozgur leaves behind his wife and two children. "I'll never see him again," his 16-year-old daughter said. His family tells ABC7 he was a handyman who was working as a delivery driver to earn extra money for their family.
The Denny's located on Sudley Road is closed until Friday morning. Ozgur's car is one of the only vehicles left in Denny's parking lot.
A GoFundMe Page has been established for Ozgur. People will meet at noon Saturday, Dec. 28 in Lanham, Maryland, and then a mid-day prayer will be held. Ozgur's body will then be transported to Fredericksburg, Virginia for burial around 3:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
DoorDash released the following statement following Ozgur's death:
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Yusuf Ozgur, a Manassas-area Dasher. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and loved ones, and we are reaching out to his family to offer our full support during this difficult time. We are in contact with law enforcement and cooperating with their investigation of this horrific crime.
Denny's also released a statement:
We are saddened by the incident yesterday at our Manassas, VA restaurant, and our thoughts are with those injured and their families. We are cooperating fully with the authorities in their investigation.
This armed robbery is believed to be connected to three other recent robberies that have happened since December 21 at a Comfort Inn, Walgreens, and Bowl America. Police Chief Barnard says they are connecting the crimes because of the similar suspect, weapon, and ammo descriptions.
"We need the public's help," Chief Barnard said.
A reward of $10,000 is being offered to anyone who shares information with police that leads to an arrest concerning this armed robbery.
WATCH: Prince William County Police Chief Barnard held a press conference concerning the crime.
This story has been updated Friday, Dec. 27, 2019