Case File #0049
The Boston Museum Heist
The Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum Theft
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At around 1:24am on Sunday 18 March 1990, two uniformed policemen requested access to the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston. When the on-duty guards allowed them entry they were quickly handcuffed then led to the basement where they were left bound. The two men then proceeded to steal several art-works including Dutch masters Rembrandt and Vermeer, as well as works by Degas and Flinck and Manet and other historical pieces. After this they escaped with what the Museum believed were thirteen pieces of art-work estimated at $500 million. This would prove to be largest private property theft in history and both the culprits and stolen art-work have never been located.
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