March 18, 1990 - The largest property theft in US history happened in the early morning hours of this day.
At 1:24AM two thieves entered Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum disguised as policemen. They told a security guard they were responding to a call, and he let them in.
The thieves quickly handcuffed the two guards on duty and secured them to pipes in the basement.
For the next hour the thieves roamed the galleries and cut some of the world's most valuable paintings from their frames. Their haul included 3 Rembrandts, 1 Vermeer, 5 Degas drawings and a Manet.
The raided frames inside the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum still remain empty as a constant reminder of the theft.
A $5,000,000 reward is offered for any information leading the return of the art.