American Robbers

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Rank the Most Wicked American Robbers

 1 Bonnie Parker

Bonnie Parker.
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Famous As: Thief
Birthdate: October 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rowena, Texas, United States
Died: May 23, 1934

Best known as part of the legendary criminal couple Bonnie and Clyde, Bonnie Parker was infamous for her bank robberies with her partner Clyde Chestnut Barrow. They apparently murdered several policemen, too. Their crimes were romanticized in many movies including a 1967 film starring Faye Dunaway as Bonnie.

 2 Jesse James

Jesse James.
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Famous As: American Outlaw & Gang Leader
Birthdate: September 5, 1847
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kearney
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.
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 3 Israel Keyes

Israel Keyes.
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Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: January 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Richmond, Utah, United States
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 John Dillinger

John Dillinger.
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Famous As: Bank Robber
Birthdate: June 22, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Indianapolis
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.

 5 Nate Dogg

Nate Dogg.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA
Died: March 15, 2011

 6 Charles Harrelson

Charles Harrelson.
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: July 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lovelady, Texas, U.S.
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.

 7 Butch Cassidy

Butch Cassidy.
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: April 13, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beaver, Utah
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.

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 8 Kody Scott

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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: November 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 9 Baby Face Nelson

Baby Face Nelson.
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Famous As: Robber
Birthdate: December 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
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.

 10 Randall Woodfield

Randall Woodfield
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: December 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salem, Oregon, United States

 11 Pretty Boy Floyd

Pretty Boy Floyd.
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Famous As: Bank Robber
Birthdate: February 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adairsville, Georgia, United States
Died: October 22, 1934

 12 Sundance Kid

Sundance Kid
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: 1867 AD
Birthplace: Mont Clare, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 7, 1908

 13 Frank James

Frank James.
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Famous As: Outlaw
Birthdate: January 10, 1843
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Clay County, Missouri, USA
Died: February 18, 1915

 14 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
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Died: February 3, 1998

 15 Edward Bunker

Edward Bunker
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 31, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: July 19, 2005

 16 Zerelda Mimms

Zerelda Mimms.
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Famous As: Jesse James' Wife
Birthdate: July 21, 1845
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Logan, Kentucky
Died: November 13, 1900

 17 Elmer McCurdy

Elmer McCurdy
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Famous As: Robber
Birthdate: January 1, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, USA
Died: October 7, 1911

 18 Charles Albright

Charles Albright
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: August 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas, USA

 19 Petey Pablo

Petey Pablo
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greenville, North Carolina, USA

 20 Harvey Logan

Harvey Logan
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Famous As: Outlaw
Birthdate: 1867 AD
Birthplace: Richland, Iowa, United States
Died: June 17, 1904

 21 Rod Ferrell

Rod Ferrell
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: March 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Murray, Kentucky, United States

 22 Willie Sutton

Willie Sutton.
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Famous As: Bank Robber
Birthdate: June 30, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Died: November 2, 1980

 23 Bill Doolin

Bill Doolin
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Famous As: Robber
Birthdate: 1858 AD
Birthplace: Johnson County, Arkansas, United States
Died: August 24, 1896

 24 Barbara Graham

Barbara Graham
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: June 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: June 3, 1955

 25 Caryl Chessman

Caryl Chessman
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: May 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Joseph, Michigan, United States
Died: May 2, 1960

 26 Sam Bass

Sam Bass
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Famous As: Outlaw
Birthdate: July 21, 1851
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mitchell, Indiana, United States
Died: July 21, 1878

 27 Elzy Lay

Elzy Lay
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Famous As: Outlaw
Birthdate: November 25, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Died: November 10, 1934

 28 Henry Starr

Henry Starr
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: December 2, 1873
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
Died: February 22, 1921

 29 Ol' Dirty Bastard

Ol' Dirty Bastard
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: November 13, 2004