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Breaking News! The FBI knows the Identity of Gardner Art Thieves!

Rembrandt in Philly?

Monet in Connecticut?

Well, Well, my dear Dr. Watson..

On the 23rd anniversary of one of the largest art thefts in world history– more than 500 million dollars worth of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum- the FBI has announced that they know the identity of the suspects.

The FBI said the suspects “are members of a criminal organization with a base in the mid-Atlantic states and New England.”

Was brazen art thief (and author)Myles Connor involved?

Alas, the FBI is refusing to name specific culprits due to the fact that the statute of limitations has run out, precluding them from charging anyone with the crime. Drat! The FBI believes that the sticky-fingered art criminals absconded with the masterpieces to Connecticut and Philadelphia. They are currently offering a 5 million dollar reward for the recovery of the items in good condition.

For the full news report, please read:

And for Cultural Cocktail Hour‘s in-depth look at the theft, including which famous masterpieces were stolen, see The Case of the Pilfering Policemen

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