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FBI focusing on recovery in ’90 Mass. art heist

March 19, 2013 • Entertainment


In this Monday, March 18, 2013 copy photo of a poster provided by the FBI, a likeness of the stolen Vermeer painting The Concert is seen at FBI headquarters in Boston. The FBI believes it knows the identities of the thieves who stole art valued at up to $500 million from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum more than two decades ago. (AP Photo/FBI)

BOSTON (AP) — The FBI says it has solved the decades-old mystery of who stole $500 million in artwork from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, but it is withholding the identities of the thieves, adding another twist to the largest property heist in U.S. history.

On Monday, the 23rd anniversary of the theft, authorities announced a new publicity campaign aimed at generating tips on what they still don’t know: Where is the missing artwork? Their focus has shifted from catching the thieves to bringing home the precious artwork, including paintings by Rembrandt, Manet, Degas and Vermeer.

“The key goal here is to recover those paintings and bring them back,” U.S. Attorney Login to read more

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