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FBI Hopes DNA Can Help Solve Boston Art Heist

Thursday, 04 Mar 2010 08:58 AM

 

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The FBI is hoping advances in DNA technology can help solve a 20-year-old Boston art heist.

A spokeswoman for the FBI's Boston office tells The Boston Globe the lead agent in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum case is resubmitting evidence taken from the scene for DNA analysis.

Agent Geoffrey Kelly said he could not disclose what evidence would be reviewed, but experts familiar with the case said it would probably include duct tape used to bind two museum security guards.

The heist was one of the world's biggest art thefts. Two men disguised as police officers talked their way into the museum in March 1990 and stole 13 works, including pieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, and Manet worth an estimated $250 million.

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