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Young bank robbers are sought in Georgia

March 01, 2007|From the Associated Press

ACWORTH, GA. — Georgia authorities were searching Wednesday for two young women, possibly teenagers, who robbed a supermarket bank branch, laughing as they held up a teller with nothing but sunglasses to disguise their faces.

The two handed a Bank of America branch teller a note demanding cash, smiled as they waited and then walked out with stolen money, police said.

It wasn't clear if they had a weapon, police said.

Their images, captured on bank surveillance video during the 12:15 p.m. robbery Tuesday, were released by police and had already led to several tips, Cobb County police spokesman Officer Wayne Delk said. Authorities have not said how much money was taken, but Delk said it was "considerable."

Police said the two could be as young as 16. Witnesses were unable to tell investigators whether they left in a car.

The store is in a strip mall in an upscale west Cobb residential neighborhood, about 28 miles northwest of Atlanta.

Delk said one of the girls appears to be laughing in a bank surveillance camera image -- as though "it's all fun and games to them."

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