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Teen arrested after sisters attacked, robbed after getting off Wake school bus

Posted January 29, 2015
Updated February 2, 2015

— Police arrested one of three people Thursday who are wanted in connection with the robbery of twin 15-year-old sisters after they got off a school bus in north Raleigh.

Jade Paulina Brown, 16, faces charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Brown, of 5100 Colebrook Drive, Raleigh, was jailed under a $75,000 bond.

Investigators are still looking for three other people.

Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said the sisters reported hearing someone running up to them at the intersection of Hardimont Road and Sarah Lawrence Court, near North Hills just before 2:40 p.m. Wednesday.

When they turned around, one of them was shocked in the leg with what she believed to be a stun gun, Sughrue said. They also reported that another girl had what appeared to be a handgun.

The sisters then ran to the home of their neighbor, Ana Dehart, to call police.

"They were visibly shaken," Dehart said. "It makes me really sad that they had to experience something like this."

In a 911 call, the sobbing sisters said their attackers, who are about their age, had gotten out of a small dark car and had been laughing.

The girls were only able to provide a vague description of the alleged attackers. Sughrue said there have been no other reports of similar crimes in the area.

Lisa Luten, communications director for the Wake County Public School System, said Thursday that the school district is aware of the police investigation, but she declined to comment further on the matter.

Meanwhile, Dehart said, neighbors are on high alert for any suspicious activity in the area.

"We just encourage everybody, if they see anything that's unusual, to reach out and call the police," she said.


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  • a-moment-of-truth Jan 30, 2015

    This is a mess. Who is minding the store?

  • tarheelfan41 Jan 30, 2015

    The perp seems awfully sweet looking. I'm sure its all a misunderstanding. My guess is she just wanted to borrow the other girl's phone to call the admittance office of the college she plans to go to next year.

  • Greg Boop Jan 30, 2015
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    Another teen going down the wrong path. Very sad. Both at an individual level and from the perspective that there is an entire irresponsible community that supports and reinforces this type of criminal behavior.

  • flyfish42 Jan 29, 2015

    No defense for the accused here. I am just saddened and offended by how racist most North Carolinians are if the posters on here are representative. What a disgrace!

  • PowderedToastMan Jan 29, 2015

    You know you're not too bright when you commit crimes with face piercings that make you easy to identify. Another proud member of the community.

  • ralnc Jan 29, 2015

    another outstanding citizen!
    what the heck are those things in her face?

  • saturn5 Jan 29, 2015

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    No, you're supposed to riot and destroy your own neighborhood.

  • heelzfan4 Jan 29, 2015

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    Very well stated. I would also add, that more Parents need to take Responsibility (yes, Responsibility) for raising their children with values, and teaching them right and wrong - instead of ignoring bad behaviors and/or leaving the responsibility to others (like schools).

  • Renee Warren Jan 29, 2015
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    Advice for parents....realize that LEO cannot be everywhere and pretty much show up after a crime is committed. It is up to you as parents (not good buds/pals) to educate your kid to the reality of crime, how to be more aware, and know what to do if threatened. There's a fine line between fear mongering and prior proper preparation but I believe in educating kids to what the world is really like out there.

  • Ginger Lynn Jan 29, 2015
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    Nope, the one arrested has a Raleigh address