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3/2/2007-ACWORTH, Georgia

'Laughing' female teen bank heist suspects nabbed

Two suspects appear in a photo from bank surveillance video released by the Cobb County, Georgia, police. Two suspects appear in a photo from bank surveillance video released by the Cobb County, Georgia, police.

 Police seeking a pair of girls who wore sunglasses and laughed as they robbed a bank branch arrested four people, including two 19-year-olds and a bank teller.

After a brief car chase, the three were arrested Thursday by police in Douglas County, about 20 miles from where robbery occurred two days earlier, said sheriff's Maj. M.O. Harper.

Surveillance video shows the robbers laughing and smiling as they hand a teller a note demanding money from the Bank of America branch at a Kroger grocery in Cobb County.

Police declined to reveal what the note said or how much money was stolen.

Ashley Miller, Heather Johnston and Benny Herman Allen III, 22, were charged with felony theft and marijuana possession, said Cobb County Police spokeswoman Cassie Reece. Michael Chastang, 27, also was arrested in the case and charged felony theft and drug trafficking, authorities said.

"It was a conspiracy to take money from the bank," Reece said. "They were in on it."

The store is in a strip mall in an upscale Cobb County neighborhood, 30 miles north of Atlanta.

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