Bank Robbery 

Every year, bank robbers steal millions of dollars from banks, credit unions, armored car companies, and related businesses. In some cases, these criminals have weapons, and may threaten—and even harm—employees and customers.

The FBI focuses its investigative resources on suspects who pose the greatest safety threats to the public, including the most violent and/or the most prolific serial offenders. We also assist our state and local partners in investigating bank robberies. 

Wanted Bank Robbers 

The FBI has long used publicity to enlist the public’s help in taking dangerous criminals off the streets. We have a number of ways you can get more information about bank robberies nationwide: 

If you have any information about any bank robbery, contact your local FBI field office or 


The FBI has had a primary role in bank robbery investigations since the 1930s, when John Dillinger and his gang were robbing banks and capturing the public’s attention.

In 1934, it became a federal crime to rob any national bank or state member bank of the Federal Reserve System. The law soon expanded to include bank burglary, larceny, and similar crimes, with jurisdiction delegated to the FBI.