The first recorded holdup in which criminals used a getaway car happens in St. Louis. The five men held up a bar, robbed $40 and fled, leaving two of their colleagues behind. Police arrested the two. 

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press. 

Photo credit: Photograph of a pile of dollar bills. Shane.