Man arrested for child cruelty at Va. Walmart

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police arrested a man on child cruelty charges after they say he left two children alone in a car while shopping at Walmart.

Police say they were called the the Walmart located at 14000 Worth Avenue in Woodbridge at 6:49 p.m. Thursday after a caller reported finding two children unsupervised in a vehicle in a vehicle parked in the parking lot.

Officers arrived and located the children -- identified as an 8-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl -- safe and unharmed. Investigation revealed they had been in the vehicle for approximately 40 minutes before the suspect exited the store and approached officers.

Thirty-eight-year-old Milton Javier Rocha-Encinas, of Woodbridge, is charged with two counts of cruelty or injuries to children.

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