MARIETTA, Ga. – Two teenage women suspected of donning sunglasses as they robbed a supermarket bank branch were arrested along with a bank teller following a brief car chase Thursday, authorities said.
The women, both 19, and the bank teller were stopped by police in Douglas County about 20 miles from where robbery occurred Tuesday afternoon, said sheriff's Maj. M.O. Harper.
Ashley Miller and Heather Johnston, and bank teller Benny Herman Allen III, 22, were charged with felony theft and marijuana possession, said Cobb County Police spokeswoman Cassie Reece. Another man, Michael Chastang, 27, also was arrested in the case and charged felony theft and drug trafficking.
The two young women wore large sunglasses and were smiling as they handed a teller a note.
It was not known if the two were armed or how much money they took, but the amount was described as "considerable."
"Overnight our detectives were out following up on some pretty good leads," Officer Wayne Delk said.
Police said tips have flooded in during the search for the two young women, who are described as white and likely between 16 and 24 years old.
The bandits were not seen getting into a vehicle and police were examining outdoor surveillance tapes as well as speaking with area school officials.
Cobb County School System spokesman Jay Dillon said he spoke with principals in the Acworth area about whether the girls could be students at their schools but the principals said they did not recognize them.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.