All weekend the ATM outside the bank had refused to dispense cash, and when customers began arriving early Monday morning they were told by the flustered staff that the bank vault could not be opened. Without Hate.” Nice had just been struck by the most audacious and stylish heist in French history. But when Boschetti visited the crime scene after the heist, he recognized the same chisels lying on the vault floor. Upon release in 1958 he moved to North Africa, settling first in Senegal where he worked for Fichet-Bauche – the same firm who made the Nice bank vault – and then Algeria. After giving his confession, Spaggiari was taken to the bank vault where he provided further details, convincing the authorities of his authenticity.