Police Arrest 2 Teenage Girls In Bank Heist

Friday, March 2nd 2007, 10:50 am
By: News On 6

ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) _ Police arrested two 19-year-old girls and a bank teller in a brazen robbery in which two young women disguised in sunglasses were caught on videotape laughing as they held up a bank branch.

After a brief car chase Thursday, the three were arrested about 20 miles from the bank that had been robbery two days earlier, said Douglas County Sheriff's Maj. M.O. Harper.

The young bandits had given the teller a note demanding money from the Bank of America branch at a Kroger grocery.

Police declined to reveal what the note said or how much money was stolen. The branch is in an upscale Cobb County neighborhood 30 miles north of Atlanta.

Ashley Miller and Heather Johnston, both 19, 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 and charged felony theft and drug trafficking, authorities said. It wasn't clear if they had attorneys.

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