04 October 2016

The Loomis Fargo Heist

4 October 1997 


On this date in 1997...

The second largest cash robbery in American history occured at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually resulted in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million cash the thieves took.

Other Years:

  • 1876 - The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas formally dedicated by Texas Gov. Richard Coke.
  • 1909 - The first airship race in the U.S. took place in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1997 - Hundreds of thousands of men attended a Promise Keepers rally on the Mall in Washington, DC.


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