Robbers

Robbers, as the name suggests, are people who take illegal procession of something which they do not own. They try to snatch valuable items either by force or by threatening the owner of those items. It may seem that the crime may be small but many a times it involves violence and in some cases even fatalities. There are several types of robbery. When robbers commit their act by using deadly weapons, it is called armed robbery. There are many instances where robbers engaged themselves in criminal activities in public places like a highway then the incident is known as highway robbery. When robbers steal cars from parking lot, it is called carjacking. They also steal cars by threatening the owners of those cars. Robbers involved in bank robbery steal important belongings of bank by forcing and threatening bank employees and customers of bank. Generally bank robbery occurs mostly in cities and large towns when banks are known to have more customers leading to higher amounts of cash stored at the bank. Issues like unemployment and poverty can play a dominant role in the occurrence of a robbery. What follows is a collection of the biographies, timelines, trivia and other information about the professional and personal lives of some of the world's most notorious robbers.
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 1 Reginald Kray

Reginald Kray.
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Famous As: Gangster
Birthdate: October 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hoxton, London, England
Died: October 1, 2000

 2 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.

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 3 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.

 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.

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 5 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.

 6 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
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 7 Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur.
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Famous As: Murder Convict
Birthdate: July 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jamaica, New York, United States

Assata Shakur is a former member of the revolutionary organization 'Black Liberation Army'. Sentenced to life for murder, Shakur escaped from the 'Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women' and was eventually granted political asylum in Cuba. She is the first woman to be added to FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list. Her life inspired the documentary film Eyes of the Rainbow.

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 8 Carlo Gambino

Carlo Gambino.
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: August 24, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palermo, Sicily, Kingdom of Italy
Died: October 15, 1976

Carlo Gambino was an Italian-American kingpin of the famous Gambino crime family. He took over the Commission of the Mafia after the incarceration of Vito Genovese in 1959. Although he was involved in organized crime for more than five decades, he was imprisoned for only 22 months for a tax evasion charge. Carlo Gambino is often portrayed in crime films.

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 9 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.

 10 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.

 11 Veerappan

Veerappan
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Famous As: Indian criminal
Birthdate: January 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gopinatham, Mysore State, India
Died: October 18, 2004

 12 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.

 13 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

 14 Mark Brandon Read

Mark Brandon Read
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: November 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: October 9, 2013

A convicted criminal and author, Mark Brandon Read began his criminal career by robbing drug dealers at a very early age, eventually graduating to kidnapping and torturing of other criminals for money, as well as armed robbery. Being incarcerated for long periods, he later turned to writing, publishing fifteen books between 1991 and 2011

 15 Randall Woodfield

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

 16 Sundance Kid

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

 17 Jesús Malverde

Jesús Malverde
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: January 15, 1870
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sinaloa, Mexico
Died: May 3, 1909

 18 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

 19 Ronald Biggs

Ronald Biggs
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Famous As: Robber
Birthdate: August 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockwell, Lambeth, London, England
Died: December 18, 2013

 20 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

 21 Dick Turpin

Dick Turpin
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Famous As: Highwayman
Birthdate: September 21, 1705
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hempstead, United Kingdom
Died: April 7, 1739

 22 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

 23 Kody Scott

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

 24 Vincenzo Peruggia

Vincenzo Peruggia
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Famous As: Thief
Birthdate: October 8, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dumenza, Italy
Died: October 8, 1925

 25 Gerry Hutch

Gerry Hutch
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: 1963 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 26 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

 27 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

 28 Bruce Reynolds

Bruce Reynolds
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: September 7, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Died: February 28, 2013

 29 Petey Pablo

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

 30 Charles Albright

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

 31 Jacques Mesrine

Jacques Mesrine
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: December 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Clichy, France
Died: November 2, 1979

 32 Martin Cahill

Martin Cahill
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: May 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: August 18, 1994

 33 Harvey Logan

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

 34 Rod Ferrell

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

 35 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

 36 Black Bart

Black Bart
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Famous As: Outlaw
Birthdate: 1829 AD
Birthplace: Norfolk, England
Died: January 31, 1888

 37 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

 38 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

 39 Bill Doolin

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

 40 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

 41 Albert Spaggiari

Albert Spaggiari
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: December 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Laragne-Montéglin, Hautes-Alpes, France
Died: June 8, 1989

 42 Ahmed Ressam

Ahmed Ressam
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: May 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bou Ismaïl, Algeria

 43 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

 44 Liam Byrne

Liam Byrne
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: October 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ireland

 45 Mary Frith

Mary Frith
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: 1584 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 26, 1659

 46 Irina Gaidamachuk

Irina Gaidamachuk
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: September 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nyagan, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Soviet Union

 47 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

 48 Olivera Ćirković

Olivera Ćirković
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

 49 Claude Duval

Claude Duval
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Famous As: Highwayman
Birthdate: 1643 AD
Birthplace: Normandy, France
Died: January 21, 1670

 50 Lucio Urtubia

Lucio Urtubia
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Famous As: Anarchist
Birthdate: February 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cascante, Spain
Died: July 18, 2020
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