John Dillinger - List of His Bank Robberies
According to the FBI, John Dillinger robbed the following banks during his 1933-34 thirteen-month crime spree:
1. National Bank, New Carlisle, Ohio - June 10, 1933 - $10,600 stolen
2. Commercial Bank, Daleville, Indiana - July 17, 1933 - 3,500 to $6,000 (according to varying accounts)
3. Rockville National Bank, Rockville, Indiana (attempted) - July 19, 1933
4. First National Bank, Montpelier, Indiana - August 4, 1933 - $10,110
5. Peoples Bank, Gravel Switch, Kentucky - August 8, 1933 - $1,200
6. Citizens National Bank, Bluffton, Ohio - August 14, 1933 - $2,100 to $6,000 (according to varying accounts)
7. Massachusetts Avenue State Bank, Indianapolis, Indiana - September 6, 1933 - $24,800
8. Central National Bank, Greencastle, Indiana - October 23, 1933 - $74,782 in cash and bonds (by most accounts); reported in some newspapers as $144,000; Dillinger claimed it was $32,000
9. American Bank & Trust Co., Racine, Wisconsin - November 20, 1933 - $27,789 stolen with a police officer wounded
10. First National Bank, East Chicago, Indiana - January 15, 1934 - $20,376 stolen and policeman William Patrick O'Malley killed (allegedly by Dillinger)
11. Security National Bank, Sioux Falls, South Dakota - March 6, 1934 - $49,500 stolen and a policeman wounded (allegedly by Lester Gillis, more commonly known as "Baby Face" Nelson)
12. First National Bank, Mason City, Iowa - March 13, 1934 - $52,344 stolen and a citizen wounded
13. First National Bank, Fostoria, Ohio - May 4, 1934 - $17,000 stolen with five people wounded
14. Merchants National Bank, South Bend, Indiana - June 30, 1934 - $29,890 stolen and policeman Howard Wagner killed (allegedly by Homer Van Meter)
None of Dillinger's known robberies took place in Minnesota. The same is true of Michigan, although he was suspected of several (including the August 18, 1933 robbery of Peoples Savings Bank in the Lake Michigan port town of Grand Haven). That heist was actually committed by a gang which included "Baby Face" Nelson.
John "Red" Hamilton, who would later become Dillinger's good friend and partner-in-crime, robbed a branch of the Kent State Savings Bank in Grand Rapids (Michigan) on the 3rd of January, 1927.
Although Dillinger and his gang often hid-out in Chicago, it is believed they never robbed any banks there. Although newspapers alleged that Dillinger was behind the December 13, 1933 robbery of safety-deposit boxes at Chicago's Unity Trust & Savings, police doubted it at that time and historians have disputed it since.
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