Rare violin stolen from home

Jan. 27, 2013 at 12:42 PM

BRADENTON, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A sheriff's office in Florida released a photo of a rare violin stolen from a women's home in Bradenton, in hopes the instrument will be found.

The violin is a German Gabriel David Buchstetter, with a red and brown varnish and silver trim, The (Sarasota) Herald-Tribune reported.

The Miami Herald said the violin was made 243 years ago. No word on how much it was worth.

Police are requesting that anyone with information call crime stoppers at 866-634-8477.

Police said the violin was reported stolen Jan. 18 by its owner.

Related UPI Stories
Topics: violin
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Pepsi to release 'Back to the Future Part II' inspired Pepsi Perfect
Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to parasitic disease scientists
Womb transplants begin in U.K. after Sweden's success
Gay Vatican priest comes out day before Pope Francis begins synod on family issues
Scientists find roadmap that may lead to 'exercise pill'