John Kraljevich forwarded a link to this podcast about the 1973 Fogg Museum coin heist. The page has links to a couple dozen articles on the event and its aftermath.
It's probably a familiar tale… Late at night, after the museum is closed, a man talks the guard into unlocking the door. Once inside, he pulls out a gun, and within seconds, the guard is tied up and blindfolded, while a gang roams through the museum, picking out rare masterpieces. By the time the guard gets himself free and calls the police, the gang has made off with millions of dollars in stolen artworks, in a case considered the largest art heist in US history. Yes, the tale may sound familiar, but we're not talking about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum case, we're talking about a different art heist, one that was carried out 17 years earlier and across the river in Cambridge. This is the story of the Fogg Museum coin heist.
To listen to the complete podcast, see:
The Museum Heist (episode 126)
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