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Fayetteville seeks three women for kidnap, robbery

Posted August 13, 2008

— Fayetteville police are looking for three suspects who robbed a woman Tuesday night.

According to police, three women approached Ann Marie Copelin, 60, of Fayetteville in the parking lot of the Ramsey Street Wal-Mart at about 10 p.m. The suspects forced Copelin into her car at gunpoint and made her drive to an automatic teller machine, where she withdrew $500 from her account. The suspects then forced Copelin to drive to another location. They fled the scene on foot, taking Copelin's cash, jewelry and GPS.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Fayetteville Police at 910-433-1896 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.


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  • djofraleigh Aug 14, 2008

    The 3 women -- I'll be looking for 3 women whose ages, races, heights, weights, builds, hair and clothes can't be described, and I'll watch the unknown area where they wanted to be let loose.

    Who reported this story? They are either incompetent or have an agenda. The title line suggests the first.

    Right now I'm imagining The Golden Girls having robbed some lady.

    "I like her jewelry." "I like her car." "I need some money and she used an ATM card inside, and looks weak." Let's roll!

  • daMoFo Aug 13, 2008

    They would probably get more leads of they printed a description of the three criminals. I wonder why the article left that out?

  • teacher-mom Aug 13, 2008

    Hope the police get them.

  • StanleyCup Aug 13, 2008

    I could not figure out the "title" of the story. At first I was like, this should belong in strange news b/c I thought they were seeking three women to rob someone.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Aug 13, 2008

    "if they took the GPS wouldnt that be the best way to find them? they took their own tracking device to make it easier for the police"

    Unfortunately, these devices receive information only. They don't transmit out a signal. Therefore, there is nothing to track.

    Yep, sounds like these females need to go away for a while and learn a little more respect.

  • PepperPoo Aug 13, 2008

    it does sound like a wanted ad. i hope they catch them soon because terrorizing an old lady at Wal-Mart is horrible.

  • purplesrose Aug 13, 2008

    if they took the GPS wouldnt that be the best way to find them? they took their own tracking device to make it easier for the police

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Aug 13, 2008

    The headline sounds like they are hiring.

    I like RB's idea, too bad they are probably to stupid to realize shooting you at 90mph might kill them too.

  • Adelinthe Aug 13, 2008

    Ya know, I gotta say this...

    They gotta gun, I've got the accelerator: I'd drive that old car straight through town at the highest speed I could muster and handle, and I'd drive it straight through the front door of the nearest police station. Then we'd see what good their gun would do them at 90 mph or so.

    And yes, I do know - cause I was once being followed by some hoodlums who tried to force my car off the road in a little old town in Georgia called Roswell. I drove my car right up to the front door of the police station and laid on the horn. The hoods sped off, with the police in close pursuit; and they got them too cause the cop in the office ran out and got their license plate info before they drove off.

    Thanking God though the lady is ok.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB