The Mystery Encyclopedia

Robbery of Eden Prairie Bank

A team of professionals, at least 5 based on descriptions, executed a nearly flawless bank robbery over 30 years ago.
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Fake Bomb Aids Robbers in $1 Million Bank Heist

A team of professionals, at least 5 based on descriptions, executed a nearly flawless bank robbery over 30 years ago. The robbers placed a fake bomb on the hood of the armored truck to distract and slow down investigators.

How it Went Down

On the afternoon of April 18, 1989, a car and van pulled up beside an armored truck located at the First State Bank of Eden Prairie. The security guard working for Ram Security was loading cash onto the truck when he was surrounded by a team of professionals looking to loot the bank of money. Using machine gun style weapons, the team held the guard at bay, loaded the money into their car, and place a fake bomb on the hood of the armored truck.

The team made off with nearly $1 million in cash before ditching their vehicles in separate towns – Eden Prairie and Burnsville.

The Eden Prairie bank robbery is fascinating in two regards. First, the robbery appears to be the work of a team of professionals. Second, there are believed to be 2 more similar robberies, one in Baltimore Maryland and the other, in Minnesota – First State Bank in Burnsville.