[QODLink]
Americas

FBI 'solves' infamous Boston art theft

Decades after greatest art heist in US history, FBI says they know who was behind 1990 theft of works worth $500m.
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2013 15:13

It has been 23 years since the public has seen originals of the artwork by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Degas among others at Boston's Gardner Museum. 

They are, in fact, part of the most valuable property theft in the United States.

The museum continues to offer its original reward of $5m for recovery of the artworks in good condition.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) now says it believes it knows who was behind the art heists - but wants help in apprehending the suspects.

Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports.

90

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.