Incident Summary:

12/9/1994: Four members of the Aryan Republican Army robbed the Third Federal Savings & Loan in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, United States. $7,906 was stolen.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Middleburg Heights

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Third Federal Savings & Loan
Specific Description Third Federal Savings & Loan, Middleburg Heights 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 $7,906.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Fake Weapons
Weapon Details
10-millimeter pistol, assault weapons, and a 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 10:00 AM. Pete Langan entered the bank wearing a Santa Claus costume while Kevin McCarthy and Scott Stedeford entered the facility wearing elves hats. Stedeford also carried a fake bomb in a Christmas stocking. Richard Guthrie drove the getaway car.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Aryan Republican Army No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 4
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
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