New Carlisle, Ohio: John Dillinger's First Bank Robbery

It happened on June 10, 1933. The bank is no longer a bank, but there's a plaque commemorating the robbery on an outside wall, above the old night deposit box.

Address:
202 S. Main St., New Carlisle, OH
Directions:
The plaque is downtown, on the east side of OH-235/S. Main St., just south of its intersection with OH-571/E. Jefferson St.
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Sign for The First Bank Robbery by John Dillinger.

John Dillinger's First Bank Robbery

On June 10, 1933, John Dillinger kicked off his career as a notorious criminal by robbing the First National Bank of New Carlisle, Ohio. A plaque on the side of the building marks the occasion and vestiges of the old bank remain (a night deposit box, etc.) The bank has since become a candle shop. Easy side-of-the-road parking for photo ops.

[Kitsa, 06/16/2021]

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