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.

202 S. Main St., New Carlisle, OH
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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