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Two arrested for kidnap, robbery outside Fayetteville Wal-Mart

Posted August 21, 2008
Updated August 22, 2008

— Fayetteville on Thursday police arrested two women for a robbery that began in the parking lot of the Ramsey Street Wal-Mart.

According to police, three women approached Ann Marie Copelin, 60, at about 10 p.m. on Aug. 12. 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.

Pekitshia Campbell, 29, and Kawana Brown, 25, both of the 5100 block of Chesapeake Road, were charged with first-degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Each was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond.

Police were looking for a third suspect and urged anyone with information to call Fayetteville Police at 910-433-1896 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.


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  • Gnathostomata Aug 22, 2008


    May I second that?

  • workingforthosethatwont Aug 22, 2008

    The judicial system needs to get tough with these animals. Longer jail sentences, no probation and just do away with parole. It obviously isn't working. Anything with a firearm....minimum 10 years.

  • rrnjmm1999 Aug 22, 2008

    I gues walmart needs actual rent a cops that care and not drive around holding up traffic and not doing a dang thing for safety.

  • bngexpress Aug 22, 2008

    look at the interview with this victim,poor poor lady, i wish shw would have been a holder of a consealed wepons permit,and not scared to use it.

  • Glass Half Full Aug 22, 2008

    Wal-Mart's bumps right up against College Lakes. Chesapeake is in College Lakes. Long street, though. Not a bad neighborhood, just bad neighbors!

  • humbleblaklady Aug 22, 2008

    WHY! WHY! WHY! Why are both these women being held under ONLY $75,000 bond? Our judicial system; insanity gone insane.

  • WilloWSnapper Aug 22, 2008

    gee what a surprise