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A new Netflix docuseries revisits the infamous Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist


As revelers celebrated St. Patrick’s Day around the city, two men disguised as Boston Police officers made off with 13 works from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum worth a total of $500 million.


To this day, no arrests have been made and the art has never been found, despite the museum offering a $10 million reward for information leading to its recovery.


AdvertisementWhile the Gardner story is more well-known in the Boston area, the theft will soon become familiar to a worldwide audience thanks to “This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist,” a new Netflix docuseries that arrives Wednesday on the streaming platform.


The story hits close to home for Barnicle and his brother Nick, who co-produced the film: Having grown up in the Boston area as the son of former Boston Globe columnist Mike Barnicle, Colin told Boston.com that as the brothers began researching the case, they kept running into familiar names.


“Whether they were lawyers or police officers or even some of the criminals that we had met while my dad went around Boston, driving around writing columns while we were in the backseat.


Whether they were lawyers or police officers or even some of the criminals that we had met while my dad went around Boston, driving around writing columns while we were in the backseat.






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