March 18th, 2013
03:45 PM ET

FBI: We know who stole rare Boston art

The FBI said Monday it believes it knows who was behind one of the most significant art heists in the United States - the 1990 theft of 13 precious works, once valued at $500 million, from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

A couple of catches in the announcement: The FBI didn't reveal the suspects' names, and the artwork still hasn't been recovered. But the FBI said the suspects "are members of a criminal organization with a base in the mid-Atlantic states and New England."

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  1. saywhat

    Two decades on thats a significant development. Perhaps we would know who these perps are & where those stolen works were stashed as the time goes by.

    March 18, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    I don't care what the FBI knows! Thieves need to return what they stole! It belongs to all of us, not just some rich afficionado who keeps it in his/her secret vault!!

    March 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. tvnyc


    March 18, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    That was also the point of my effort at sarcasm.
    Say both you & @tvnyc were being missed on this blog. Good to see you back.

    March 18, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |