Rondout, Illinois: Largest Train Robbery in U.S. History

That's the claim made on the historical marker. The spot is also marked with a short section of railroad track. Over $2 million was stolen in the 1924 robbery, and some of the loot is still missing.

Address:
1501 W. Rockland Rd, Rondout, IL
Directions:
From IL-21/Milwaukee Ave. in Libertyville turn east at the stoplight onto IL-176/E. Park Ave. Drive east about three miles. Just before you get to the train tracks look left; you'll see the historical marker next to the sign for Stars Fence.
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Rondout Train Robbery Plaque

The largest train robbery in U.S. history happened here. More than 2 million dollars was stolen.

[Craig Gee, 08/08/2022]

According to the historical marker, on June 12, 1924, "near here," bandits stole over $2 million in securities and cash from the mail car of a train. "Some of the loot was never recovered."


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