BOSTON (CBS) – Federal investigators are launching a new campaign in their hunt for an art thief, or a group of thieves, who stole more than a dozen master works from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.

According to the Boston Globe, you will soon be hearing a great deal about it.

Federal agents plan to launch a public awareness campaign, similar to the one that led to the capture of Whitey Bulger and his girlfriend last year.

This campaign would showcase the 13 stolen masterpieces, which includes paintings by Degas, Manet, Rembrandt, and Vermeer, hoping to generate new information about their whereabouts.

Authorities have already searched two homes and activated a grand jury in the case.

The stolen art is said to be worth $500 million. The new campaign could use billboards, as well as television ads in the United States and around the world.

Investigators believe the theft may be tied to the late reputed mobster Robert Guarente, whose home was searched several years ago.


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