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The probable first ever peacetime daylight bank robbery in American history takes place in Liberty, Missouri

Clay County, Missouri, 1857
A group of thirteen masked men rode into Liberty, Missouri in the afternnon and made a well-co-ordinated attack on the Clay County Savings Association Bank, getting away with $57,000 of which $18,000 was in cash.  The gang shot down college student George Wymore as he gave the alarm.  Considered to be the first American daylight bank robbery in peacetime, the rumoured participation of Frank and Jesse James is unconfirmed and doubtful.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Ted P.Yeatman, Frank and Jesse James: The Story Behind the Legend  (Nashville, TN: Cumberland House Publishing, Inc, 2000), 85-86.