LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A woman parked outside a store in Manassas, Va. was robbed at knife point while her children were in the car, according to authorities.

Manassas City Police say officers responded to the Giant Food store on Dumfries Road around 10 p.m. on Wednesday for the report of a robbery.

The victim told officers a man entered the car through the driver’s side while she and her two children were sitting inside. She says the suspect then displayed a large pocket knife and took off with the woman’s purse.

Authorities say neither the nor the children were harmed.

The suspect is described as a Black male, about 40-years old and clean shaven with a close haircut. He was wearing a black stocking cap with a red stripe around the band, jeans and a black, wool-style jacket.

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