American Robbers

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Rank the Most Wicked American Robbers

 1 Jesse James

Jesse James
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Famous As: American Outlaw & Gang Leader
Birthdate: September 5, 1847
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: April 3, 1882
Jesse James was an outlaw from Missouri, who robbed trains, stagecoaches, and banks. He was also a guerrilla and led the James–Younger Gang. Along with his brother Frank, he joined pro-Confederate “bushwhackers” during the American Civil War. James became a legendary Wild West figure after his death.

 2 John Dillinger

John Dillinger
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Famous As: Bank Robber
Birthdate: June 22, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: July 22, 1934

A gangster of the Great Depression era, John Dillinger led a group known as the "Dillinger Gang". His gang was accused of robbing 24 banks and four police stations. He was a master evader and escaped the police’s attempts to capture him many times. He was finally shot to death by the authorities in 1934.

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 3 Israel Keyes

Israel Keyes
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Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: January 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: December 2, 2012

Israel Keyes was a serial killer, rapist, and burglar, who had killed at least three people. He previously owned a construction business and had served the U.S. army. Israel was fond of Ted Bundy and committed suicide while awaiting trail in the case related to the murder of Samantha Koenig.

 4 Nate Dogg

Nate Dogg
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: March 15, 2011

 5 Charles Harrelson

Charles Harrelson
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: July 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: March 15, 2007

Charles Harrelson was a hitman who was convicted of assassinating John H. Wood Jr., a U.S. federal judge. Harrelson was the father of Woody Harrelson, who became an actor later, though Harrelson mostly remained estranged from his son. Harrelson's story inspired the 10-episode podcast Son of a Hitman.

 6 Butch Cassidy

Butch Cassidy
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: April 13, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: November 7, 1908

Train and bank robber Butch Cassidy was the leader of a gang of criminal outlaws known as the "Wild Bunch" in the Old West. The son of ranchers, he ran away from home as a teenager and became involved in a life of crime. He started with minor criminal offenses and eventually became a much-feared robber.

 7 Baby Face Nelson

Baby Face Nelson
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Famous As: Robber
Birthdate: December 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: November 27, 1934

Baby Face Nelson was an American bank robber. He gained notoriety during the early and mid-1930s for leading his own gang and carrying out organized crime, such as bank robbery. He was responsible for killing many FBI agents and was killed in a furious gun battle called The Battle of Barrington. His life inspired many films, including Baby Face Nelson.

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 8 Pretty Boy Floyd

Pretty Boy Floyd
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Famous As: Bank Robber
Birthdate: February 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 22, 1934

 9 Karla Faye Tucker

Karla Faye Tucker
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Famous As: First woman to be executed in the US since 1984
Birthdate: November 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: February 3, 1998

 10 Randall Woodfield

Randall Woodfield
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: December 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 11 Sundance Kid

Sundance Kid
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: 1867 AD
Nationality: American
Died: November 7, 1908

 12 Barbara Graham

Barbara Graham
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: June 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: June 3, 1955

 13 Frank James

Frank James
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Famous As: Outlaw
Birthdate: January 10, 1843
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: February 18, 1915

 14 Edward Bunker

Edward Bunker
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 31, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: July 19, 2005

 15 Zerelda Mimms

Zerelda Mimms
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Famous As: Jesse James' Wife
Birthdate: July 21, 1845
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: November 13, 1900

 16 Petey Pablo

Petey Pablo
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 17 Elmer McCurdy

Elmer McCurdy
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Famous As: Robber
Birthdate: January 1, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: October 7, 1911

 18 Rod Ferrell

Rod Ferrell
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: March 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 19 Willie Sutton

Willie Sutton
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Famous As: Bank Robber
Birthdate: June 30, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: November 2, 1980

 20 Charles Albright

Charles Albright
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: August 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 21 Harvey Logan

Harvey Logan
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Famous As: Outlaw
Birthdate: 1867 AD
Nationality: American
Died: June 17, 1904

 22 Caryl Chessman

Caryl Chessman
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: May 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: May 2, 1960

 23 Sam Bass

Sam Bass
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Famous As: Outlaw
Birthdate: July 21, 1851
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: July 21, 1878

 24 Bill Doolin

Bill Doolin
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Famous As: Robber
Birthdate: 1858 AD
Nationality: American
Died: August 24, 1896

 25 Elzy Lay

Elzy Lay
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Famous As: Outlaw
Birthdate: November 25, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: November 10, 1934

 26 Henry Starr

Henry Starr
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: December 2, 1873
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 22, 1921