FBI: Gardner Heist Thieves Are Dead


The Federal Bureau of Investigation released four sketches on March 21, 1990, of the two suspects being sought in the multi-million dollar robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The two entered the museum on March 18, dressed as police officers and stole 12 works of art by Rembrandt, Degas, Manet and other artists. The suspects sketches were drawn with and without mustaches because police believe the mens mustaches may have been fake.

The FBI’s lead agent in Boston said Friday that the two men who stole $500 million worth of art from Boston’s Gardner Museum in 1990 are dead.

The case of 13 paintings, including works by Rembrandt and Vermeer, remains unsolved.

On Thursday, authorities released surveillance video from the night before the heist that showed a guard opening the door for a man.

Twenty-four hours later, the same guard opened the door to two men dressed as police officers who were in fact thieves. Read more.