01/10/2012 12:47 pm ET

Dougherty Gang: GQ Takes A Close Look At The True Story Of The Criminal Siblings

Inside the bank lobby, there was a mausoleum-like coolness and, until that moment, a stillness composed of marble floors, potted plants with waxy leaves, and mahogany tables. It was half past noon, and there were only two customers at the teller windows of the CertusBank in Valdosta, Georgia. Two of the robbers were armed, one with a machine pistol and the other with an assault rifle. The one with the pistol had long hair and, surveillance photos would later show, sculpted fingernails. The robber with the assault rifle raised it and fired a few quick bursts toward the ceiling. A male voice barked: "Everybody get down! On the floor!"

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