Rare £140,000 violin stolen from home

14:58 22 November 2012

This Nicola Gagliano violin was stolen from an address in Enlanger Road, Lewisham.

This Nicola Gagliano violin was stolen from an address in Enlanger Road, Lewisham.

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A violin worth more than £140,000 and which is possibly only one of three in the world has been stolen during a house burglary.

The 18th century Nicola Gagliano was among a number of items taken from the address in Erlanger Road, Lewisham, on November 14.

The home’s occupier returned to his property at around 10.45pm to find that the main communal door and his own front door had been forced open to gain entry.

Various rooms were searched and a number of items taken.

The violin, from 1747, was in a brown case, rectangular in shape with two straps.

Detective Constable Kevin Seed from Lewisham CID: “We have made extensive enquires with pawnbrokers and the musical trade to see if the instrument has been offered for sale.

“Despite those enquiries we are yet to trace the violin.

“Although this is an extremely valuable item, it would be very difficult to sell. T

“here is someone out there who has knowledge of the violin’s whereabouts and we ask that they come forward so it can be returned to its rightful owner who is naturally devastated that it has been stolen.”

Anyone with information call DC Seed on 020 8284 8380 quoting reference 3227301/12 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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