A pair of robberies Saturday in Loudoun County led to the arrest Sunday of an Ashburn man who is now facing charges in connection with the incidents.
Eugene Copeland, 34, of Ashburn, was taken into custody Sunday and has been charged with two counts of robbery. According to a release from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Copeland was involved in the Saturday morning robberies in the Dulles South area.
According to the LCSO, Copeland is accused of entering the Sunoco A-Plus store in the 43000 Block of Defender Drive about 7:40 a.m. March 23. He walked into the employee office and took an employee to the front registers. The suspect implied that he had a handgun and demanded cash. The suspect stole cash and fled on foot from the store. No injuries were reported during the incident.
Less than 39 minutes later, the LCSO responded to the 24000 Block of Pinebrook Drive for a report of a robbery. The same suspect entered the store, implied he had a weapon and demanded cash. The suspect stole cash and fled the area on foot. No injuries were reported during the incident.
Copeland was identified through the course of the investigation and apprehended this morning. He was being held on no bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.
Surveillance stills of the suspect was obtained from the businesses.