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Season 1

Famous American Bank Robbers

Jesse James

The notorious Jesse Woodson James, shown here at age 34, was an American robber and gunfighter in the mid to late 1800's. Together with his brother Frank, he was a member of the James-Younger gang from Missouri.

Robert LeRoy Parker (alias Butch Cassidy)

Notorious bank and train robber of the late 1800's. Parker poses in the "Wild Bunch Gang" group photo in Texas, 1901.

Bonnie Parker

Bonnie and Clyde (Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow) were known nationwide for their notorious bank robberies and other crimes. They headlined the Americans press in the 1930's with their daring exploits.

"Pretty Boy" Floyd

Charles Arthur Floyd received his nickname "Pretty Boy" following a series of bank robberies in the Midwest in the 1920's and 1930's. Following a long string of robberies, the FBI deemed Flloyd a "Public Enemy." (Source: Photo from the FBI files)

John Dillinger

American bank robber John Dillinger was nicknamed "Jackrabbit" for his physical agility and narrow getaways from police during the 1920's and 1930's.

Baby Face Nelson

Chicago's Lester Joseph Gillis, aka George Nelson was a bank robber in the 1930's. Nicknamed "Baby Face Nelson," Gills was a ruthless member of the Dillinger gang. His exploits earned him the title "Public Enemy Number One." (Source: FBI)

Willie Sutton

A prolific bank robber, Willialm Sutton gained the nickname, "Slick Willie." In 1950, he was named to the FBI's newly created "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list. (Source: FBI)

Patty Hearst

Newspaper heiress Patricia Campbell Hearst gained notoriety after she was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Hearst became known as "Tania" and alongside her kidnappers, took part in a bank robbery. She was convicted and later President Jimmy Carter commuted her sentence. Hearst is shown here holding a machine gun in front of a SLA emblem.