The U.S. unemployment rate among those 16 to 19 years is almost thirty percent.
The young girls walked into a branch of 1st National Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio and handed a note to the cashier demanding money. According to police the note implied the girls would harm employees if the money was not given to them. They did not appear to have any weapons.
Staff complied and the girls walked out with a bag full of money. They then evaded an extensive police search which included a helicopter and sniffer dogs. One of the girls was described as heavy set, around 5 feet 4 inches tall, and was wearing a hooded top and blue jeans.
The other was said to be second thin, around 5 feet tall and wearing a baseball cap. Local police released a grainy black-and-white surveillance photograph of one of the alleged bank robbers.
The robbery took place at 3.20pm on Tuesday and the girls were seen leaving on foot and heading for a nearby housing estate.