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It's one of the biggest art heists in L.A. history -- 12 paintings valued at $12 million stolen from an elderly couple. Finally, investigators have a break in the case.

One of the biggest art heists in Los Angeles history began when a housekeeper left the home of an elderly bedridden couple.

Man pleads guilty, sentenced to prison in $12-million Encino art heist

Man pleads guilty, sentenced to prison in $12-million Encino art heist A 45-year-old man who tried to sell $12 million worth of stolen paintings by Marc Chagall and other noted artists to undercover FBI agents was sentenced Friday to four years and four months in prison.

Illustrating the Largest Art Heist in History

The wee hours of March were good ones for a robbery. Most of Boston was still out celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day with boozy cheer. A light rain had fallen earlier in t…

A Series of Facts and Interesting Tidbits About Famous Art Heists

Mental Floss guest host Akilah Hughes discusses a series of famous art heists in Famous Art Heists”. For example, Hughes notes that The Scream by Edvard Munch has technically been s…

Manet’s “Chez Tortoni” was one of 13 works of art taken from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which provided images of all of the stolen works. The robbery, which occurred in 1990, has been considered one of the most infamous art heists in history.