Monday, March 18, 2013

March 18: Art Museum Robbery

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.

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