Incident Summary:

8/30/1995: Five members of the Aryan Republican Army attempted to rob Bank One in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Before leaving the bank the robbers left a fake bomb and set off a smoke grenade. $9,845 was stolen.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
4225 East Towne Blvd.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Bank One
Specific Description Bank One, Madison Wisconsin
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 $9,845.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Fake Weapons
Sabotage Equipment
Weapon Details
Glock .45 caliber handgun, Ruger 9-millimeter handgun, fake pipe 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 This incident took place around 11:00 AM. Michael Brescia, Richard Guthrie, and Kevin McCarthy entered the bank wearing construction worker uniforms. McCarthy and Guthrie stole the money while Brescia covered the lobby and set off the smoke grenade. Scott Stedeford drove the getaway car and Pete Langan stayed behind to monitor the police dispatch channel. The robbery was cut short when the perpetrators realized that the bank alarm was activated.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Aryan Republican Army No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 5
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.
"Two Get Jail in Supremacist Plot," Reading Eagle, March 14, 1998.
"Bank One Robbery Similar To Others; Wednesday Heist May Be Part Of Spree In Midwest," Wisconsin State Journal, August 31, 1995.