Woman accused in several armed robberies faces judge

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PITTSBURGH - A mother of twins accused of threatening to kill clerks in a string of seven nighttime robberies in a matter of days faced a judge on Monday.

According to Pittsburgh police, surveillance video from an Oakland candy store, the seventh and last robbery, helped them to identify 29-year-old Starnita Camille Sloan.

Ian Sowers, the night clerk at the candy store, said he was terrified during the incident.

A few hours after the surveillance video was in the in police hands, Sloan was arrested and sent to the Allegheny County Jail.

After Monday’s hearing, Sloan’s family refused to comment, but her lawyer, Mallory Gold, said Sloan traded waiving the preliminary in exchange for a bail reduction.

"We spoke with the district attorney. We spoke with the policeman, and since last week, we disposed of six matters. We resolved those to $10,000 each. We asked for the same thing this week and they agreed to that," said Gold.  

Sloan’s original bail set at $200,000 on seven counts of robbery was reduced to $70,000 straight cash on Monday.