Crime of the Century



DATE: October 1, 2017

CRIME COMMITTED: Grand larceny, forgery

LOCATION: Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, Italy

COMPLAINANT: Signor Alessio Vespucci, curator of the Galleria dell'Accademia, while conducting a tour prior to the opening of the museum on the morning of October 1, 2017, noticed a small mark on the heel of the museum's most famous piece. To his horror, Vespucci saw the unmistakable B of El Berriguano Enterprises. carved onto the heel of Michelangelo's famous work, the statue of David. Upon closer examination, the marble of the statue was dated to the early 20th Century, not the sixteenth century when Michelangelo had worked. Despite the massive video and electronic surveillance present at the Galleria, there was no evidence as to when the statue was taken or who may have taken it.

SUSPECTS: The B of El Berriguano Enterprises was a distinctive calling card. The illicit company that was behind the Mona Lisa heist earlier in the year has begun to grow bolder... but the company claims that the etching on the 20th Century David's foot was a frame-up. Only you can prove that the company was behing the heist.


EVIDENCE: The video feed has been on a loop at night time for more than a month. It seems as though a brilliant hacker was able to access the Galleria's internal surveillance system and hide the comings and goings of the evening. The robbery could have occurred any time within the last month.

CURATOR VESPUCCI'S TESTIMONY: It is unknown how the statue could have been removed from the Galleria. It is solid marble, weighs more than 12,000 pounds and is seventeen feet high. The statue could be anywhere by now! The imposter of a statue that we have here seems to have been very well done and is still more than a hundred years old. I have no idea from where it came, but it is certainly not the work of Michelangelo.

UNESCO Headquarters Agent Serena Petrol: The replica placed in the Galleria could not have been created by anyone at El Berrigano... it is simply too old. They must have stolen a different one that had been carved long ago and put it in the Galleria in its place in order to try to make it look as authentic as possible in order to delay so that they could sell the statue. Where could they have found one?

Florence, Italy

Local law enforcement has supplied you a vehicle. Click on the carabinieri car and write the LAST WORD of the piazza where the Michelangelo was originally unveiled. To go to the destination that you would like to drive to, type this word in all lowercase letters to arrive at the next location.