- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - A Sunnyvale family is offering a reward for a 220-year-old violin that was stolen out of a car in a supermarket parking lot.

The San Jose Mercury News reports (https://bayareane.ws/1NoDGW7) Wednesday that 20-year-old Erica Buonanno says that the violin, which is appraised at $15,000, was stolen after her father lent out the instrument to a high school-aged family friend.

Buonanno says the violin and its expensive case were stolen on Nov. 20 when someone burglarized the friend’s vehicle in the parking lot of a Safeway in San Francisco.

Buonanno found out about the theft when she returned home from Dartmouth College to Sunnyvale last week.

The stolen instrument is a 1795 George Craske full violin and the bow, also inside the red-orange BAM case, is a Fredriksson valued at $4,000. Police don’t have any leads as of yet.


Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, https://www.mercurynews.com

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