Bank Robberies in History

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, the City Bank in New York robbed of $245,000
  • 1976-01-22 Bank robbery in Beirut nets $20-50 million (record)

Historic Event

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

  • 1979-02-01 Patricia Hearst is released from prison for bank robbery
  • 1981-04-22 More than $3.3 million is stolen from the First National Bank of Arizona in Tucson in the then largest US bank robbery in history