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The empty frame was once Rembrandt's "Storm on the Sea of Galilee." It was stolen along with a dozen others from the museum in 1990. (Josh Reynolds/AP)
The empty frame was once Rembrandt's "Storm on the Sea of Galilee." It was stolen along with a dozen others from the museum in 1990. (Josh Reynolds/AP)
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Today brought the release of never-before-seen surveillance video footage connected to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist.

The grainy black and white footage has no audio, but shows a night watchman may have opened the museum's side door and let in an unidentified visitor just a day before the museum was robbed.

Police now wonder if that was a dry run for one of the world's greatest art heists. The FBI has released the video in hopes of identifying the second person.

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Ulrich Boser, author of “The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft." He tweets @UlrichBoser.

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The Boston Globe: New Video Seems To Show Guard Let In Man Day Before Gardner Heist

  • "The video footage, taken by the museum’s surveillance cameras and only recently viewed by law enforcement officials, shows a night watchman open the museum’s side door and grant unauthorized access to an unidentified man at about 12:49 a.m. on March 17, 1990 – 24 hours before the museum was robbed under similar circumstances."

FBI: Historic Footage Connected to Gardner Museum Burglary Released, Public Assistance Sought

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