Incident Summary:

8/16/1995: Two members of the Aryan Republican Army robbed the Magna Bank in Bridgeton, Missouri, United States. Before leaving the bank, the perpetrators left a fake pipe bomb and set off a smoke grenade. A live grenade was also left in the getaway car. $16,606 was stolen.

GTD ID:
199508160005

When:
1995-08-16

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Missouri

City:
Bridgeton

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Magna Bank
Specific Description Magna Bank, Bridgeton 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 $16,606.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Firearms Handgun
Fake Weapons
Weapon Details
Semiautomatic pistols, fake pipe bomb, smoke grenade, and a live 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 Kevin McCarthy and Scott Stedeford entered the bank wearing caps with an FBI logo. McCarthy stole the money while Stedeford covered the lobby and set off the smoke grenade.
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
Sources
Mark S. Hamm, "In Bad Company: America's Terrorist Underground," Northeastern University Press, 2002.
"Two Get Jail in Supremacist Plot," Reading Eagle, March 14, 1998.
Christopher Hewitt, "Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America: A Chronology," Praeger Security International, 2005.