MANCHESTER, Conn. — FBI agents on Monday searched the Connecticut home of Robert Gentile, a suspect in the largest art heist in history.
The bureau has long believed Gentile was involved in the theft of $500 million in artwork from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.
Evidence Response Team agents were seen digging around the side of the Frances Drive house and using police dogs in their search.
In March 1990, two thieves dressed as police officers overtook security guards and stole the 13 masterpieces, including works by Rembrandt, Degas, Manet, Govaert Flinck, and Vermeer. The pieces were never located.
Missing works of art include:
- Vermeer, The Concert
- Rembrandt, A Lady and Gentleman in Black
- Rembrandt, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee
- Rembrandt, Self-Portrait
- Govaert Flinck, Landscape with Obelisk
- Manet, Chez Tortoni
- Degas, La Sortie de Pesage
- Degas, Cortege aux Environs de Florence
- Degas, Program for an artistic soiree (1)
- Degas, Program for an artistic soiree (2)
- Degas, Three Mounted Jockeys
- Chinese Beaker or Ku
- Bronze Eagle Finial
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