Better Late Than Never

FBI ID's Thieves In $500M Art Heist

On March 18, 1990, two thieves dressed as police officers pulled off one of the greatest art heists in history, lifting $500 million worth of art from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-three years later—to the day—the FBI says they have identified the thieves responsible for stealing 13 masterpieces, including works by Degas and Rembrandt. The statute of limitations on the crime has run out, so officials aren’t naming the suspects, but they continue to look for the art pieces. To this day, 13 empty frames hang in the Gardner Museum, where they have hung for the past 23 years.