Official: Possible new lead in Gardner Museum heist
BOSTON (WHDH) -- There may be a break in the case of the heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Authorities believe a 75-year-old reputed mobster in Connecticut named Robert Gentile may have information that could solve the mystery.
Two decades ago, 13 paintings were cut from their frames by men posing as police officers.
Recently, an assistant US attorney mentioned in court that "the government has reason to believe that Mr. Gentile had some involvement with stolen property out of the district of Massachusetts."
Gentile is in jail on drug charges, and his attorney says he doesn't know anything about the crime.
The FBI says the investigation into the heist is ongoing and they're pursuing all viable leads.
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