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Teen accused of robbing twins at Raleigh bus stop denied lower bond

Posted January 30, 2015 6:06 p.m. EST
Updated February 2, 2015 2:14 p.m. EST

— A District Court judge in Wake County on Friday refused to lower a $75,000 bond for a 16-year-old girl accused of robbing twin sisters at a bus stop, saying she could face more charges.

Raleigh police arrested Jade Paulina Brown Thursday on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Investigators are looking for possibly three other people in the alleged crime, which happened shortly after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday near the North Hills area of north Raleigh.

Twin sisters, age 15, reported they had just gotten off a school bus at the intersection of Hardimont Road and Sarah Lawrence Court when three girls around their age approached them after getting out of a small dark car and robbed them of one of their cellphones.

An arrest warrant alleges that someone used a stun gun on one of the sisters and that another one pointed a gun at her before "the victims were ordered to 'give what you got.'"

"Jade's a nice girl, a sweet girl," her mother, Mansah Thompson, said, following her daughter's first court appearance Friday afternoon. "I don't know what happened – maybe the wrong crowd, but my daughter is a nice girl."

According to court records, police arrested Brown Jan. 7 at Knightdale High School on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, resisting an officer and having a weapon on school grounds.

A warrant in that case accuses the teen of and pulling away from a police officer during an argument in the school cafeteria then having a box cutter and small can of pepper spray.

Brown is expected back in court Monday on the misdemeanor charges.

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