Twenty-seven years later, the frames from which the pieces were stolen remain empty.
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A hot tip could still earn you a cool $10 million from a Boston museum desperate to recover a trove of missing masterpieces.Midnight Dec. 31 is the deadline to collect a doubled reward being offered for information leading to the recovery of 13 works worth an estimated $500 million – including paintings by Degas, Manet, Rembrandt and Vermeer – stolen in 1990 from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.On March 18, 1990, according to authorities, two men masquerading as Boston police officers gained entrance to the museum by telling the security guard at the watch desk that they were responding to a report of a disturbance.Federal agents have searched Gentile's Manchester home several times.Prosecutors have said another gangster's widow claimed her husband gave Gentile two of the paintings. For years, the museum has offered a $5 million reward.
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