The Reno Gang hit the big time on May 22, 1868. They robbed a train near Marshfield, Indiana of about $96,000—more than $1.5 million in today’s dollars—and got clean away, at least for the time being.
A member of the train crew was killed during the heist. Law enforcement boosted its efforts to bring the gang to justice. Within a couple of months, most of the outlaws were under arrest. By the end of that year, 11 of them—including leader Frank Reno—were lynched by southern Indiana vigilantes.