MANASSAS, VIRGINIA- A father is dead. Now the FBI is desperately searching for the people responsible.
A horrific robbery turned homicide took place at a eatery over in Manassas, Virginia this past Thursday. The scene that played out left a numerous patrons of the restaurant fearing for their lives while being relieved of their wallets and cell phones.
It also left one food delivery driver shot dead by the suspects.
Now the FBI and police within the state are offering a $10,000 reward for any information that can lead to the arrests of the suspects involved.
Just one day after Christmas, two men had entered into a Denny’s restaurant in the early hours of the morning armed with guns. According to Prince William County police, the two men are described as being in their late teens to early twenties.
Surveillance footage that was recovered by police who tended to the scene showed the men heading into the establishment, brandishing guns.
Police had released a portion of the video to the public in order to help identify the two armed suspects. When seeing the video (below), you can witness the black clad duo storm into the entrance and see the patrons lying face down on the floor.
According to the police statement released, they detailed the demands of the armed robbers:
“The men ordered the patrons of the restaurant and employees to the ground while demanding their cell phones and wallets. The men further demanded money from the business.”
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and it’s being reported that the wounded individual is expected to survive.
Sadly, the same cannot be said for 56-year-old Yusuf Ozgur.
After the two robbers shot that patron who was laying on the floor, Ozgur, who was a DoorDash delivery driver, came in to pick up a requested order.
According to police, Ozgur even held the door open for the two armed robbers as they were exiting, oblivious to what was going on inside the Denny’s. At that point, one of the suspects struck him with a baton and the other shot him.
When Ozgur was taken to the hospital, he was pronounced dead.
Denny’s recently released a statement regarding the incident and the passing of Ozgur:
“We are saddened to hear of the incident earlier today 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.
Denny’s has shared the surveillance video with all of the relevant authorities as per our policies and will continue to do so throughout the remainder of the investigation.”
DoorDash also released a statement the day of the robbery, mourning the loss of Ozgur:
“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.”
According to a GoFundMe that was set up to help alleviate the funeral expenses, Ozgur was described as “the main bread maker for his family” and that he leaves behind his two young children and his wife.
Anyone with any information that can lead to the arrests of these monsters who robbed a wife of her husband and a son and daughter of their father are urged to contact the Prince William County police department’s tip-line at (703) 792-7000 or online at www.pwcgov.org/policetip.