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Lost Instrument,
Lorenzo-Carcassi 1757 Concert Violin in a bright red BAM case,
Update,
Now a theft investigation,
Suspect images released



Broadcast time: 11:00
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Unit: 13 Division
Phone: 416-808-1300
Case #: 2020-2378121


The Toronto Police Service is appealing to the public to help identify a suspect in a violin theft investigation.

On Saturday, December 19, 2020, investigators from 13 Division requested assistance in locating what was believed to be a lost violin and a news release was issued.

See previous news release.

At the time, it was reported that a man had left his Lorenzo-Carcassi 1757 Concert violin which was in a bright red BAM case on the TTC Subway on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Investigators are now treating this as a theft investigation and are releasing two security camera images of a suspect they want to identify.

The suspect was last seen on Friday, December 18, 2020, exiting Dufferin Station with the violin on his back. He was also seen the next day in the subway.

He is described as in his 50s, wearing a grey winter jacket, blue jeans and a white toque.

Investigators would like everyone to review the photos and contact police immediately if anyone recognizes the man, see him or the violin. The owner would like the violin returned before the holidays.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable James Turnbull, 13 Division




Lost Instrument,
Lorenzo-Carcassi 1757 Concert Violin in a bright red BAM case,
Update,
Now a theft investigation,
Suspect images released



Man seen with violin on Friday, December 18, 2020
Above: Man seen with violin on Friday, December 18, 2020




Lost Instrument,
Lorenzo-Carcassi 1757 Concert Violin in a bright red BAM case,
Update,
Now a theft investigation,
Suspect images released



Man seen again with violin
Above: Man seen again with violin