Police are looking for the public's help in locating a $50,000 violin stolen on Tuesday afternoon from a car parked at Metropolis at Metrotown.
At around 3:30 p.m. on July 31, the owner of a 2002 green Chevrolet Venture bought two new Apple laptop computers. She went to her car, which was parked in an underground lot at the shopping centre, and put her purchases in the car while she went shopping for another 30 minutes.
After leaving the mall, she discovered that her car had been broken into and the two computers were missing, along with her $50,000 violin, a $3,000 bow, a white and tan coloured Louis Vutton bag and an iPhone.
The violin is described as a Joseph Nadotti Fecit 1772 with a dark finish. It was stored in a Bam violin case and a German-made Arcus carbon fibre bow was also in the case.
"The owner is most concerned about her violin, which is 240 years old," Cpl. Rick Skolrood of the Burnaby RCMP said in a press release. "She has a concert performance next month and is desperate for the return of this valuable instrument."
Anyone with information concerning this theft or the location of the property is asked to contact Const. Christopher Hobot of the Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922.