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New Developments In Gardner Art Heist

This undated photograph released by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum shows an empty frame after the theft of one of many paintings which were part of the collection at the museum. Burglars stole treasured art objects in an early morning robbery at the museum on March 18, 1990 in Boston. (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum/AP)

This undated photograph released by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum shows an empty frame after the theft of one of many paintings which were part of the collection at the museum in 1990. (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum/AP)

Just after midnight, 23 years ago, two men dressed as police officers walked into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and walked out with 13 works of art: one Vermeer, five Degas and three Rembrandts. The haul was valued at $500 million.

The FBI announced some new developments in the case today and a new website — fbi.gov/gardner — which contains video and photos of the crime.

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Ulrich Boser, author of “The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft

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FBI Special Agent  in Charge Richard DesLauriers speaks to the press while (l-r) Chief of Security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Anthony Amore, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz, and Special Agent Geoff Kelly look on. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers speaks to the press while (l-r) Chief of Security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Anthony Amore, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz, and Special Agent Geoff Kelly look on. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Boston Globe “On March 18, 1990, Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was robbed of 13 valuable works of art by two thieves dressed as police officers. On this page, you can learn more about the Globe’s re-examination of the case, view the lost masterpieces, watch how the thieves broke in, and review the investigation over the years.”


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