Incident Summary:

12/27/1994: Four members of the Aryan Republican Army robbed the Commercial Bank in Maryland Heights, Missouri, United States. Before leaving the bank, one of the perpetrators set off a smoke grenade. $30,144 was stolen.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Maryland Heights

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Commercial Bank
Specific Description Commercial Bank, Maryland Heights Missouri
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 $30,144.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Fake Weapons
Sabotage Equipment
Weapon Details
Taurus 9-millimeter pistol, Ruger 9-millimeter handgun, fake bomb, and a smoke grenade
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 9:30 AM and lasted forty-five seconds. Pete Langan and Kevin McCarthy entered the bank wearing FBI jackets. Langan stole the money while McCarthy, carrying a fake bomb, covered the lobby of the bank. Scot Stedeford drove the getaway car and the perpetrators subsequently switched into a second car driven by Richard Guthrie.
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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