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'Barbie Bandit' freed on bond

April 1st, 2007 12:45 am by Associated Press



MARIETTA, Ga. - One of the two young women dubbed the "Barbie Bandits" after they were accused of holding up a bank has been released on bail, authorities said Saturday.


Heather Lyn Johnston, 19, was released from the Cobb County Jail after posting an $11,000 bond, Cobb County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nancy Bodiford said in a statement. She didn't say when Johnston was freed.


Johnston and Ashley Miller, 18, are charged with felony theft and marijuana possession. Miller remained in jail.


Two laughing young women wearing sunglasses were videotaped as they appeared to rob a Bank of America in Acworth, Ga., on Feb. 27, taking nearly $11,000.


Johnston and Miller were arrested after a brief car chase.


A police detective testified at a hearing Thursday that the two suspects went on a shopping spree after the heist.

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