A Still-Unsolved U.S. $500 Million Art Heist Is the Next True-Crime Gem on Netflix

Get ready to stream this four-part documentary.

(SPOT.ph) In the wee hours of March 18, 1990, 13 artworks were taken from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in what is dubbed the largest art theft in history. The loss? It is estimated at around U.S. $500 million—and more than three decades later, neither the paintings nor the culprits have been found. 

This is the seemingly unsolvable case at the center of This is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist, the latest true-crime documentary to drop on Netflix. It follows the same four-part format that had audiences gripped when Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel came crashing into our screens so get ready to binge. 

This Is a Robbery Is the Next Netflix True-Crime Gem

Whoops, did we forget to mention that there's a U.S. $10 million reward waiting for whoever cracks the case? Yup, it is arguably the biggest reward ever set out by a museum for a theft—and the documentary would be a good place to start your own sleuthing. 

netflix true-crime
An FBI photograph of the crime scene.
PHOTO Courtesy of Netflix
Recommended Videos

It only took two thieves to enter the Gardner museum in the dead of the night. They subdued the two night guards, spent about an hour going around the museum's wings cutting priceless canvases from their frames, and then vanished into the night. It seems almost ridiculously easy, doesn't it? And yet it sure looks like they've succeeded. You might just break the case as easily, too. 

Hot Stories You Might Have Missed

Hey, Spotters! Check us out on Viber to join our Community and subscribe to our Chatbot.

Your guide to thriving in
this strange new world.
Share this story with your friends!

Help us make Spot.ph better!
Take the short survey

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

Load More Stories