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.
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."
This segment aired on March 18, 2013.