|The indie crime drama “Vault” started principal photography on March 20, 2018 with primary locations in Providence.
“Vault” is based on the true story about a band of small-time criminals who attempted to pull off the biggest heist in American history, stealing more than $30 million from the Rhode Island mafia in 1975. |
Inside Hudson Fur Storage were 150 safe-deposit boxes that held loads of stolen loot and booty. In August 1975, eight armed men walked in and pulled off a robbery that would yield some $30 million in cash, precious metals and jewels.
|Despite the mob vault’s notoriety, even robbery ringleaders Robert Dussault and Charles Flynn were surprised by the volume of loot. “I heard guys saying, ‘Holy s–t, I can’t believe what’s here,’”|
The robbery was sanctioned by local mob boss Raymond L.S. Patriarca. The participants each walked away with around $70,000. Patriarca is believed to have received the rest. A turncoat's confession kicked off what was then the most expensive trial in Rhode Island history. Mob boss Patriarca got away scot-free and reportedly managed to have the jewels fenced in Europe.