Famous Robbers - List of Famous 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 famous robbers.

The Most Famous Robbers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Willie SuttonJune 30, 1901AmericanWillie Sutton was a notorious American bank robber who was known for carrying out robberies in various disguises
Baby Face NelsonDecember 6, 1908AmericanBaby Face Nelson was among the most notorious bank robbers in America in the 1930s
John DillingerJune 22, 1903AmericanJohn Dillinger was a notorious American gangster who operated what was known as the Dillinger Gang or Terror Gang
Frank JamesJanuary 10, 1843AmericanFrank James was an American soldier, guerrilla and outlaw
Butch CassidyApril 13, 1866AmericanButch Cassidy was an infamous American train and bank robber who terrorized the wild west of America in the late 19th century
Jesse JamesSeptember 5, 1847AmericanJesse James was a legendary American outlaw, gang leader, murderer and bank robber
John Dillinger

John Dillinger

John Dillinger was a notorious American gangster who operated what was known as the Dillinger Gang or Terror Gang

AmericanJune 22, 1903194 views

Frank James

Frank James was an American soldier, guerrilla and outlaw

AmericanJanuary 10, 1843162 views

Butch Cassidy

Butch Cassidy was an infamous American train and bank robber who terrorized the wild west of America in the late 19th century

AmericanApril 13, 1866131 views

Jesse James

Jesse James was a legendary American outlaw, gang leader, murderer and bank robber

Willie Sutton

Willie Sutton was a notorious American bank robber who was known for carrying out robberies in various disguises

AmericanJune 30, 1901219 views

Baby Face Nelson

Baby Face Nelson was among the most notorious bank robbers in America in the 1930s