Bank Robberies in History

Bank Robberies: Bank Robbers

Historical Events

  • 1798-09-02 First bank robbery in the US: Bank of Pennsylvania robbed of $162,821 at Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia
  • 1831-03-19 1st US bank robbery (City Bank, NY/$245,000)
  • 1976-01-22 Bank robbery in Beirut nets $20-50 million (record)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976-09-24 Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by US President Jimmy Carter

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1979-02-01 Patricia Hearst is released from prison for bank robbery
  • 1981-04-22 Largest US bank robbery in Tucson Arizona, more than $3.3 million stolen