Two wanted in Norfolk robbery, home invasion

Posted at 8:58 AM, Aug 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-13 08:58:12-04

Norfolk, Va. – Two suspects are wanted in a robbery and home invasion in Norfolk, police tell NewsChannel 3.

It happened on August 10 at 8:45 p.m. in the 1400 block of Marsh Street. A woman and her small children were inside the home when 20-year-old Joey Kiantae Copeland and another suspect in his early 20s forced entry through a rear door. The second suspect began putting their belongings into a plastic bag, then put the stolen property into the victim’s 2004 Kia Optima.

Copeland threatened the victims with a handgun, police say.

Copeland is charged with Burglary with Intent to Commit Robbery, Abduction, Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, and Use of Firearm in Commission of Felony.

Copeland is described as 5’5, 140 pounds, and has a tattoo on his right arm with the name “Joey Kiah Jr.” Copeland is a fugitive and likely armed and dangerous, police say.

The second suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, about 5’10” – 6’, with a thin build, dark complexion, an afro, wearing a black shirt, silver or gray jean shorts, and black and white Nike shoes, police say.

Police are looking for any information relating to the whereabouts of these two suspects.

This investigation is ongoing; anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.