How It Really Happened: Gardner Art Heist: Stealing Beauty (CNN, Sunday, May 19, 2024)

How It Really Happened

An intriguing true crime story unfolds in the upcoming episode of How It Really Happened, airing on CNN on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 9:00 p.m. The episode, titled “Gardner Art Heist: Stealing Beauty,” investigates the infamous 1990 robbery at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where 13 valuable artworks were stolen, and none have ever been recovered.

This episode includes an interview with a museum security guard who was on duty that fateful night and ended up being held captive by the intruders. The episode also features never-before-seen security footage from the museum, offering a unique perspective on the events of that night.

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The episode also includes interviews with FBI special agents, government officials, and journalists, who provide expert analysis and shed light on the international efforts to recover the missing artworks. With the value of the stolen pieces now estimated to be half a billion dollars, the investigation remains ongoing, and the episode explores the suspected involvement of key players in organized crime.

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How It Really Happened: Gardner Art Heist: Stealing Beauty airs Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 9:00 p.m. on CNN.

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