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March 20, 1990 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A dozen priceless works of art stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum early Sunday morning were not insured against theft, a museum spokesman confirmed Monday. "They were insured against damages," said Barry Wanger, a spokesman for the collection housed in an Italianate villa. "But not against theft."
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December 23, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
For years, ratting on your neighbors was a good way to get killed in the tough, blue-collar section of Boston known as Charlestown. When crimes happened, police ran into a code of silence. That code was broken--some say shattered--when prosecutors won the conviction of five men accused in a series of bank and armored-car robberies around New England. A federal jury in Concord, N.H., delivered guilty verdicts on 54 of 55 counts, including ones charging the five in an Aug.
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March 19, 1990 | from Associated Press
Thieves disguised as policemen talked their way into a leading art museum early Sunday and stole 11 paintings, including major works by Rembrandt, Degas, Manet and Vermeer, FBI and museum officials said. The value of the missing works, which also included an ancient Chinese beaker, was "in the hundreds of millions of dollars," said Karen Haas, acting curator of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
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November 25, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge in Boston sentenced longtime fugitive and '60s radical Katherine Ann Power to five years in federal prison for her role in a 1970 theft at a National Guard armory. The sentence handed down is to be served at the same time as Power's 8-to-12-year state prison sentence for an earlier bank robbery in Brighton, Mass., in which a police officer was killed. Power, 44, drove a getaway car in the bank robbery.
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September 11, 1987 | Associated Press
Two thieves walked into a restaurant Wednesday, stole a briefcase containing uncut gems worth more than $100,000 and fled in a car driven by a third man, police said.
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March 16, 1991 | United Press International
Thieves broke into Rep. Joe Moakley's South Boston home on Friday and took $600, jewelry and a collector's ring from baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, officials said. The Massachusetts Democrat and his wife were asleep upstairs when the suspects entered through a door, police and a congressional aide said. Moakley discovered the robbery when he heard a strange noise and went to investigate.
NEWS
January 12, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Irish national arrested in Abington in connection with a planned armored truck robbery is the highest-level Irish Republican Army operative ever arrested in the United States, the Boston Herald reported. Michael Oliver McNaught, 45, was arrested Wednesday with five other men outside a branch of the New Bank of New England. They were allegedly awaiting the arrival of an armored truck carrying nearly $1 million.
NEWS
October 29, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hundreds of mourners, including Gov. Michael S. Dukakis and Boston Mayor Raymond L. Flynn, packed a church for the emotional funeral of a pregnant woman slain during a robbery. Friends and family at a Medford church read messages of love and grief over the loss of Carol Stuart, 30. Stuart was seven months pregnant when she and her husband were abducted, robbed and shot Monday. Charles Stuart remained hospitalized in stable condition with a bullet wound to the abdomen.
NEWS
December 21, 1988
A man who police said stole a limousine with a bridal party in the back seat last weekend in Boston was arrested and charged with kidnaping, unarmed robbery and larceny charges, police said. Officials said Michael Callahan, 35, was arrested after detectives traced clothing they found in a van they say he used in robbing a tailor shop. Callahan pleaded innocent in Dorchester District Court and was ordered held on $50,000 bail. He is due back in court Dec. 30.
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November 25, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge in Boston sentenced longtime fugitive and '60s radical Katherine Ann Power to five years in federal prison for her role in a 1970 theft at a National Guard armory. The sentence handed down is to be served at the same time as Power's 8-to-12-year state prison sentence for an earlier bank robbery in Brighton, Mass., in which a police officer was killed. Power, 44, drove a getaway car in the bank robbery.
NEWS
March 16, 1991 | United Press International
Thieves broke into Rep. Joe Moakley's South Boston home on Friday and took $600, jewelry and a collector's ring from baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, officials said. The Massachusetts Democrat and his wife were asleep upstairs when the suspects entered through a door, police and a congressional aide said. Moakley discovered the robbery when he heard a strange noise and went to investigate.
NEWS
January 12, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Irish national arrested in Abington in connection with a planned armored truck robbery is the highest-level Irish Republican Army operative ever arrested in the United States, the Boston Herald reported. Michael Oliver McNaught, 45, was arrested Wednesday with five other men outside a branch of the New Bank of New England. They were allegedly awaiting the arrival of an armored truck carrying nearly $1 million.
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November 21, 1990 | From Associated Press
Eight teen-agers have been charged with raping and murdering a young mother in a "wilding" attack that police said rivals New York's Central Park jogger case in savagery. The eight were arraigned Monday in the slaying of Kimberly Rae Harbour, 26, who was beaten with a branch and a broken bottle, repeatedly raped and stabbed more than 100 times, according to officials. Her body was found in a playing field near the housing complex where she lived.
NEWS
September 28, 1990 | Associated Press
Authorities dismissed hundreds of drug cases Thursday, saying they could not be prosecuted because the city's former police chief stole the evidence to support his cocaine habit. "It's basically the loss of two years' work," Plymouth County Dist. Atty. William O'Malley said. "It all goes down the drain." About 380 cases were dismissed in Plymouth Superior Court and District Court.
NEWS
March 20, 1990 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN and SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The wood-paneled offices are tucked away on the fourth floor of the Explorers Club in Manhattan--a nice bit of symbolism--and serve as a central clearing house in the international search for stolen art. When the phone rang on Monday, it was no surprise that the FBI was on the other end of the line.
NEWS
March 20, 1990 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A dozen priceless works of art stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum early Sunday morning were not insured against theft, a museum spokesman confirmed Monday. "They were insured against damages," said Barry Wanger, a spokesman for the collection housed in an Italianate villa. "But not against theft."
NEWS
March 20, 1990 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN and SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The wood-paneled offices are tucked away on the fourth floor of the Explorers Club in Manhattan--a nice bit of symbolism--and serve as a central clearing house in the international search for stolen art. When the phone rang on Monday, it was no surprise that the FBI was on the other end of the line.
NEWS
December 23, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
For years, ratting on your neighbors was a good way to get killed in the tough, blue-collar section of Boston known as Charlestown. When crimes happened, police ran into a code of silence. That code was broken--some say shattered--when prosecutors won the conviction of five men accused in a series of bank and armored-car robberies around New England. A federal jury in Concord, N.H., delivered guilty verdicts on 54 of 55 counts, including ones charging the five in an Aug.
NEWS
March 19, 1990 | from Associated Press
Thieves disguised as policemen talked their way into a leading art museum early Sunday and stole 11 paintings, including major works by Rembrandt, Degas, Manet and Vermeer, FBI and museum officials said. The value of the missing works, which also included an ancient Chinese beaker, was "in the hundreds of millions of dollars," said Karen Haas, acting curator of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
NEWS
October 29, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hundreds of mourners, including Gov. Michael S. Dukakis and Boston Mayor Raymond L. Flynn, packed a church for the emotional funeral of a pregnant woman slain during a robbery. Friends and family at a Medford church read messages of love and grief over the loss of Carol Stuart, 30. Stuart was seven months pregnant when she and her husband were abducted, robbed and shot Monday. Charles Stuart remained hospitalized in stable condition with a bullet wound to the abdomen.
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