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Mom Accused in Recruiting Teens to Help Rob Bank

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Lilburn, GA (AP) - Three teenagers are facing armed robbery
charges after the mother of one of the boys allegedly checked them
out of school so they could help her rob a bank.

Authorities say 35-year-old Tawander Simmons of Stone Mountain
checked out her son, 17-year-old Benny Brice and two other boys
from Stephenson High School on Friday morning. Police say the four
then robbed a Wells Fargo in Lilburn.

According to authorities, three suspects armed with at least one
handgun entered the bank at around 9 a.m. and took cash. They ran
outside to an awaiting car and the remaining suspect and were soon
chased by Lilburn police. The alleged getaway vehicle crashed into
a railroad track and police arrested Simmons, her son and
18-year-old Glenn Broom and 17-year-old David Rollins. All are
charged with armed robbery.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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