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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Egads! A $10,000 Antique Violin Was Stolen From a Car on Webster

Posted By on Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 9:09 AM

click to enlarge Not the actual car that was broken into. - FLICKER/TIMO NEWTON-SYMS
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  • Not the actual car that was broken into.

This is why you don't leave valuable things in the car. Someone, however, didn't get this memo (an out-of-towner, perhaps?) because they left their very rare and expensive violin (a 1795 George Craske full-size model) in their parked car and, whatdoyouknow, it was stolen. The theft happened on Friday, November 20, between 7 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. in a parking lot on the 1300 block of Webster (between Eddy and Geary). 

According to a press release sent out by SFPD, the violin is valued at $10,000 to $15,000. And that's not the only thing that went missing. A Federiksson bow (worth $4,000) and a bright orange BAM Hightech Slimline violin case (at $3,500) were also stolen. So, if you tally it all up, that's around $17,500 to $22,500 worth of missing gear. Even worse, all the items had sentimental value to the family that owned them, said the press release. What a bummer. 

Anyone with information should contact the SFPD at (415)575-4444 or text TIP411.

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