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Rare Violin Stolen from Train

Published fredag 18 maj 2007 kl 12.37

The music died in Stockholm when a unique violin and two bows were stolen from a train at the capital’s central station.

Musician Fredrik Burstedt was on his way to a rehearsal at Stockholm’s Concert Hall. He woke up just as the train pulled in to the station and with a groggy jolt, jumped off. When he realized he had left his instrument behind, he ran back but the violin was gone and witnesses were able to describe the man who took it.

The violin was made in 1820 by Lupot, and was on loan to Burstedt from a foundation. In total, the stolen items are worth more than 140, 000 US dollars and have been placed on Interpol’s wanted list.

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