In Cleveland, stolen violin and bow are recovered

Posted on: August 3, 2018

“Five juveniles were arrested in connection with the theft of a violin and bow worth an estimated $38,000 from a member of the Cleveland Orchestra last week,” writes Ian Cross in Monday’s (7/30) TV station News5Cleveland. “The stolen car with the violin inside has been recovered. On Thursday, July 26, Cleveland police responded to a home on West 54th Street in connection with a man being held at gunpoint…. The man told police that three young men robbed him at gunpoint … struck him in the back of the head with a pistol and demanded keys to the vehicle.… [One] suspect then drove off while the other two suspects fled on foot.… In the back seat of the car was a ‘Karinkata’ violin worth $18,000 and a ‘Voirm’ violin bow worth $20,000… On Saturday, July 28, while on routine patrol, a couple of Cleveland police officers … performed a traffic stop, ran the license, and saw that it came back as the vehicle stolen from the victim on Thursday…. The offenders said that two of the occupants in the car were not involved in the robbery.”

Posted August 3, 2018