The Largest Single Property Theft of All Time (BBC)

Just after midnight on March 18, 1990, as St. Patrick’s Day celebrations were winding down in Boston, thieves dressed as city police officers handcuffed the guards in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. After an hour of rummaging around, they made off with works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, Manet, Flink and a bronze finial from a Napoleonic battle flag. Twenty years later, the robbery remains an unsolved mystery and the largest single property theft of all time.

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