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2 January 2003

Christian Science Monitor

NEW YORK — Her voice is impish and feminine, but her gun is menacing. "Give me your money," she says through a ski mask to a bank teller in New Jersey. The teller hands over $3,050, and the robber and another female speed off in a getaway car. But this wasn't exactly a Thelma & Louise duo. These robbers were 14-year-old twin girls who held up a bank with a toy air-pellet gun this fall. Their crime added fuel to a toy-gun scare that's sweeping the country: Baltimore... (

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