The Gardner Art Heist 1990
Charles Vincent Sabba Lecture Salmagundi Club New York
Part 1 Charles Vincent Sabba bio
" The Irish American thugs who pulled off the Gardner robbery were armored car robbers.
Now, they were not Turner and Reisfelder who worked for Carmelo Merlino as Ulrich Boser reported in his book the Gardner Heist, although these men would have certainly known and dealt with Merlino at his garage.
There were two Irish gangs in South Boston back in the 1970s, the Kileens and the Mullens. They had a bloody gangland war, eventually a truce was brokered and they merged under the Winterhill Gang which in time Whitey Bulger became the boss of. Old grudges still remained and Bulger never fully won the complete loyalty of all those old Mullen gang members, this is why he knew nothing about the whereabouts of the artworks.
I am telling you now and you are hearing this for the first time from me, that through my visual investigations, I believe that it was associates of the old Mullens Gang that pulled off the Gardner Museum robbery..."
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Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cXRGlSTbow&list=PLBA5F2ACC0B84458A&index=6&feature=plpp_video
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhXZEqcpskk&list=PLBA5F2ACC0B84458A&index=5&feature=plpp_video
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-CRqV4eUR8&list=PLBA5F2ACC0B84458A&index=4&feature=plpp_video
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