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Man Claims to Know Identity of Gardner Museum Visitor Seen in Surveillance Video

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on August 11, 2015 at 5:26 AM

Well that didn’t take long.

Just a few days after the FBI released vintage security video footage from the night before the infamous Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist, a lawyer has told the FBI that a former client called him to claim that he can identify a man seen in the footage. It bears noting that there are two shots showing a man in the new footage (one inside, one outside), and no indication of whether they are the same person. Regardless, George G. Burke of Quincy said that his former client was in the antiques business, and that the anonymous client knows a man in the video from that industry.

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Topics: Quincy, Gardner Heist, Myles Connor, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, FBI, Richard Abath, William Youngworth, George G. Burke, Museums

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