Lima Bank Robbed

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Lima Bank Robbed
This vault was in the “Bank of Lima” at the time of the first bank robbery in Livingston County. February 6, 1915.


By the Lima Bicentennial Committee — December 4, 1976

What was there

The Bank of Lima.

What is there now

The vault used at the time of the robbery is now welded on a post just below the historic marker. The site of the former bank is now parking lots for nearby businesses.

More information

  • The First Bank of Lima recovered from the robbery and had 7 locations by the 1970s. The crime remains unsolved. The robber got away with $9,960.78.
  • What cost $9,960.78 in 1915 would cost $212,013.00 in 2010.

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Matthew Conheady


Posted: September 3, 2012


Category: Finger Lakes, Livingston County, Locations

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