Day ends on a sour note for owner of stolen violin

17:01 15 November 2012

Do you recognise this 1747 Nicola Gagliano? Picture: Met Police

Do you recognise this 1747 Nicola Gagliano? Picture: Met Police

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An rare 18th century violin worth more than £140,000 was stolen from a flat in New Cross last night.

The violin is one of only three in the country. Picture: Met PoliceThe violin is one of only three in the country. Picture: Met Police

The 31-year-old occupier returned home to his property in Erlanger Road at 10.45pm to find that the main communal door and his own front door had been forced open.

Various rooms were searched and a number of items had been taken, including the Nicola Gagliano, dated from 1747. The instrument, said to belong to his flatmate, is one of possibly only three in the world.

The violin was in a brown case, rectangular in shape with two straps.

Anyone with information about the burglary and who has knowledge of the whereabouts of the violin should contact 020 8284 8380 quoting reference 3227301/12 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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