Ray Bowman and Billy Kirkpatrick, who began boosting together as teenagers, were arrested only twice during their prolific partnership. The first time was for stealing 38 records from a K-Mart in 1974. The second arrest came in 1997. In between, Bowman and Kirkpatrick robbed 27 banks, including the single biggest haul in United States history: $4,461,681 from the Seafirst Bank in suburban Tacoma.
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How a 24-year-old nurse discovered Vegas, high-stakes gambling, and serial bank robbery.Previously: The Longform Guide to Bank Heists
They were an ordinary pair of small-time criminals in the UK. Then they figured out how to blow up an ATM.
Previously: The Longform Guide to Bank Heists
Scott Catt was a single dad trying to make ends meet, so he started robbing banks. Then he needed accomplices, so he asked his kids.
How a struggling comedian became a pimp who eventually started sending teenage hookers on bank robbery missions that earned them notoriety as the “Starlet Bandits.”
An Iraq War veteran assuages his PTSD with bank heists.
A captured bank robber makes a remarkable claim.
The most prolific bank robber in Texas history.
Peggy Jo Tallas spent most of her adult life doing two things: taking care of her ailing mother and robbing bank after bank dressed as a pudgy, bearded cowboy.More: The Longform Guide to Bank Heists