Teen arrested after sisters attacked, robbed after getting off Wake school bus
Posted January 29, 2015
Updated February 2, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.