Incident Summary:

6/8/1994: Two members of the Aryan Republican Army robbed the Society National Bank in Springdale, Ohio, United States. $11,890 was stolen but the money was attached to a dye pack used by the bank as a security device. While the robbers were driving away, the dye pack exploded rendering the money useless.



United States

North America

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Society National Bank
Specific Description Society National Bank, Springdale Ohio
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 $11,890.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 9:00 AM and lasted less than one minute. Pete Langan went inside the bank to steal the money while Richard Guthrie covered the lobby yelling out fake Arabic phrases. Langan and Guthrie wore fake Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter masks respectively, imitating the movie Point Break.
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
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, "United States of America v. Peter Kevin Langan," No. 99-3146, August 30, 2001.
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.