Incident Summary:

2/15/1994: Two members of the Aryan Republican Army robbed the Brenton First National Bank in Davenport, Iowa, United States. The perpetrators left a fake bomb behind before leaving. $4,400 was stolen.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
In a shopping plaza

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Brenton First National Bank
Specific Description Brenton First National Bank, Davenport Iowa
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $4,400.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Fake Weapons
Weapon Details
Fake bomb
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information The robbery took place at 5:40 PM and lasted twenty seconds. Richard Guthrie went inside the bank to steal the money while Pete Langan covered the outside.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Aryan Republican Army No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Mark S. Hamm, "In Bad Company: America's Terrorist Underground," Northeastern University Press, 2002.
Mark S. Hamm, "Terrorism as Crime: From Oklahoma City to Al-Qaeda and Beyond," New York University Press, 2007.