That robbery resulted in the brothers' most recent charges.
Gail Michelson, attorney for Joseph Hoffman, said those residents were squatters and the house was abandoned.
But the brothers were arrested after one of the victims identified them from a security camera video taken at a Cliffview Drive home shortly before the second robbery. They were unsuccessful in breaking into that home.
Federal charges were dropped against Christopher Hoffman relating to an armed robbery of the Exxon station at Kanawha Boulevard and Florida Street last year. But Assistant Prosecutor Michelle Drummond said she will present that case now to a Kanawha grand jury.
Drummond opposed any bond reduction for the two, saying it had already been lowered from the original $50,000.
"I used an entire ream of paper printing out the police reports on them," she said, and asked the judge to consider the "havoc they have wreaked on society."
Bailey said bond of $25,000, where it now stands, is reasonable for both. If released, she ordered "lockdown" home confinement.
Contact writer Cheryl Caswell at cher...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4832.