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This Is a Robbery: The World's Greatest Art Heist 

This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist (original title)
March 18, 1990, 13 works of art were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Guards admitted two men posing as police officers responding to a disturbance call, and the thieves tied the guards up and looted the museum.
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Shelley Murphy ...  Self - Reporter, Boston Globe 4 episodes, 2021
Anne Hawley ...  Self - Director Emerita, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 4 episodes, 2021
Dick Ellis ...  Self - Fmr. Head Art & Antique Squad, Scottland Yard 4 episodes, 2021
Martin Leppo ...  Self - Criminal Defense Attorney 4 episodes, 2021
Tron Brekke ...  Self - Fmr. Section Chief, FBI Boston Office 4 episodes, 2021
Myles Connor ...  Self - Art Thief 4 episodes, 2021
Kevin Cullen ...  Self - Columnist, Boston Globe 4 episodes, 2021
Stephen Kurkjian ...  Self - Author, Master Thieves 4 episodes, 2021
Charles Heidorn ...  Self - Fmr. Security Foreman, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 4 episodes, 2021
Arnold Hiatt ...  Self - Fmr. Board Member, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 4 episodes, 2021
John Green ...  Self - Fmr. Forensic Photographer, FBI 4 episodes, 2021
Robert Fisher ...  Self - Fmr. Assistant U.S. Attorney 4 episodes, 2021
Justin Stratman ...  Boston Latin School, Class of 1990 / ... 4 episodes, 2021
Aaron Fannin ...  Self - Fmr. Guard, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 4 episodes, 2021
Nancy Clougherty ...  Boston Latin School, Class of 1991 / ... 4 episodes, 2021
Steve Keller ...  Self - Museum Security Consultant 4 episodes, 2021
Karen Sangregory ...  Self - Fmr. Guard, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 4 episodes, 2021
Patricia Vigderman ...  Self - Author, The Memory Palace of Isabella Stewart Gardner 4 episodes, 2021
Ricky O'Rawe ...  Self - Fmr. Press Officer, IRA 4 episodes, 2021
Tom Mashberg ...  Self - Fmr. Reporter, Boston Herald 4 episodes, 2021
Ed Whelan ...  Self - Fmr. Massachusetts State Police 4 episodes, 2021
Robert Sikellis ...  Self - Fmr. Assistant Attorney General 4 episodes, 2021
Ed Mahony ...  Self - Reporter, Hartford Courant 4 episodes, 2021
A. Ryan McGuigan ...  Self - Attorney 4 episodes, 2021
Brian T. Kelly ...  Self - Fmr. Federal Prosecutor, Boston U.S. Attorney's Office 4 episodes, 2021
Pieter Roelofs ...  Self - Curator, Rijksmuseum 4 episodes, 2021
Steven Xiarhos ...  Self - Deputy Chief, Yarmouth Police Dept. 4 episodes, 2021
Donna Reissfelder ...  Self - George Reissfelder's Sister-in-Law 4 episodes, 2021
David Nadolski ...  Self - Fmr. Special Agent, FBI 4 episodes, 2021
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March 18, 1990, 13 works of art were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Guards admitted two men posing as police officers responding to a disturbance call, and the thieves tied the guards up and looted the museum.

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A fantastic overview on a very unique case
10 April 2021 | by beatlebass-40957See all my reviews

This series goes over the known details of the crime, the missing pieces from the museum, and the likely suspects and evidence that potentially ties them to the heist. Episode 3 was a real highlight for me, and it seemed that everyone who was allegedly connected to the crime ended up dead. That episode does a great job of showing the connections each mobster had to each other and potentially to the robbery as well.

More than 30 years later and the case is still unsolved, which makes the documentary a little more open ended and speculative than some may like, but overall this is an excellent overview of what is known and how the the authorities came to form their theories.


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