On this date in History ... 1990:
The largest Art robbery
in history took place at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston where 12
paintings valued at $100 million are stolen. Posing as police, two men
convinced the part time security guard, a 23 yr old college student, to bypass
protocol and let them in. The guards were handcuffed to pipes in the basement. The
two robbers spent 81 minutes taking valuable paintings and artwork, including
Rembrandt’s only seascape.
Even though the statute of limitations has passed, It
remains unsolved and the art still missing.