Hi, just a quick note so you can better understand how "case law" works. Case law arises NOT when there is a trial. Rather, that trial verdict must be appealed by the Government or the defendant (which is rare) and the result of the appeal must be authorized to be published. It then may or many not become precedent. Also, you may not be aware, but official legal research to see if there were such a needle in a haystack (a safety deposit box theft that was tried and appealed by the losing party, did not resolve during appeal, was then decided on appeal, and was then authorized to be a published and precedential case law), requires a paid subscription to a formal legal publisher, such as Westlaw or LexisNexis - that subscription price alone, far exceeds the value that you chose to put on your transaction here. Otherwise, you are stuck with your internet free searches, which are not comprehensive (so you can not be sure that a lack of finding of a case on point means there is no case on point), but at times can be helpful. In addition, research takes many hours if not several days, minimally, to be thorough - which is very much outside the scope of your choice of transaction. I realize you didn't know all this, but I just wanted to let you know why it is you likely will not find a lawyer here who can afford to give up that many days in volunteer work here. That is also why we pride ourselves on our knowledge of the law as it applies to various crimes so we can explain it to our visitors - so they need not pay the hundreds to thousands of dollars it costs to research an official database of all caselaw in the jurisdication but can have it summarized in an understandable manner by us.
Also, your prior professional was entirely right in the fact that caselaw will not help you. Case law is NOT a publisher of "how is safety deposit box fraud" carried out. Generally, it is a concise narrative of the pertinent "legal" facts relating to why the law regarding trial of the crime and the defendant's rights for a fair trial (i.e. due process) were or were not followed, during the trial, and therefore the verdict should be overturned or not overturned.
However, you CAN ask an expert in the "logistics" of successful bank robberies
or embezzlement - which would typically be an criminal investigator (not a lawyer) - think, CSI - those guys figure these things out, not the lawyers. For instance, you can hire a private investigator who can then use his accumulation of information of "how" these thefts take place, along with his investigation into your particular case. (Also, if you had valuables in that box, your insurance company that you likely insured them with would certainly perform an investigation.) Now, if you didn't have the items insured, and you are finding that your criminal pursuits are not panning out, one thing you can do is file a civil suit against the bank. The bank was safe-keeping your property pursuant to a contract with you, and it arguably breached theat contract. Sue it. Once you file suit, you are entitled to demand discovery. In that demand, I'd request the vidoe tape that it likely has of the various banking areas, in particular the one that covers the area containing your box. Once you see that, you can see who went in to your box and stole your property and how he did it (if that remains important to you). Not only can you win your civil case, if you get this evidence, (and get your value back, if not your property), but you can use that evidence towards a crimnal case that may now actually have enough evidence for the prosecutor to consider prosecuting someone.