The World’s Biggest Art Heist Happened in Boston, and There’s a $10M Reward
I thought during the pandemic lockdown I had watched nearly everything there was on television, but this weekend I got sucked down the rabbit hole and binge-watched “This is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist.”
My wife usually drags me to an art museum at least once a year and last year I lucked out because of the pandemic and they were closed. So so boring. I usually have zero interest in art, but I love crime shows so I thought I would give it a chance. I was hooked. It's only 4 episodes.
Scene of the Crime: The Gardner Museum in Boston, March 1990
This thirty-one-year-old crime has never been solved but there are suspects.
According to masslive.com and the documentary there is a $10 million reward for the safe recovery of the stolen art.
Watch the show, see if you can pick up the clues to who pulled off this brazen heist and where you think the art may be. You could solve the crime and claim the reward!
By the way, I think I know who did it but I won't ruin it for you.
How it went down
Apparently, according to masslive.com, two men dressed in police uniforms in order to gain entry to the museum. From there they handcuffed the guards and made off with an impressive haul of art including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Flinck, and Degas.
The steal took the thieves 81 minutes, the article stated.
If a theft like that happened today, with all the technology museums have they never would have been able to pull off the crime. They never would have had that kind of time.
There are clues buried in the documentary.
Now if only someone can solve the puzzle and claim the reward. Definitely, worth a watch, I was hooked.