Incident Summary:

11/22/1995: Two members of the Aryan Republican Army robbed the Roosevelt Bank in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Before leaving the bank, the perpetrators left a fake pipe bomb and set off a smoke grenade. $2,500 was stolen.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


St. Louis

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Roosevelt Bank
Specific Description Roosevelt Bank, St. Louis
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 $2,500.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Fake Weapons
Sabotage Equipment
Weapon Details
Guns, fake pipe bomb, and a smoke grenade.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information The robbery took place around 11:00 AM. Pete Langan and Richard Guthrie entered the bank dressed as police officers with ATF caps. Langan stole the money while Guthrie 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
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.