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If you were to meet Bob Wittman looking over Civil War pistols in an antique store or relaxing in a bar, you would think him to be a pleasant conversationalist with a genial sense of humor. There is nothing flamboyant about him, just an air of quiet self-confidence. You would never guess that Wittman was an undercover agent for the FBI. Dozens of art thieves have made the same mistake, learning to their chagrin that the professor or antique dealer they trusted was not the man they took him for.

During his 20 year career, Wittman helped recover $225 million worth of stolen art, antiques, and jewelry, leading Maxim magazine to hail him in February 2009 as the “World’s Greatest Art Detective.” Although his work has taken him from Poland to Peru, this cosmopolitan crime solver has deep Baltimore roots, and those roots helped make him a success.   Read whole article at Baltimore Magazine

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