16 Year Old's Stolen Cello Located in Car Burglary

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at approximately 11:30PM, an anonymous citizen walked into a bar on the 900 block of Grant Street and dropped off a stolen musical instrument with an employee. The anonymous citizen instructed the employee to give the item to police and quickly left the area. The employee was aware of the missing cello and called the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line, notifying them he had the cello with him. Officers arrived and took custody of the cello, ultimately returning the instrument to the 16 year old victim at Central Station.

In this incident, on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at approximately 9:00PM, two unknown suspects entered a parking garage on the 100 block of O’Farrell Street and stole a musical instrument from a parked vehicle. The instrument stolen was a 2014 Cello “Emilla Stradella, No.1115, Model: Montagnana, The Cello is valued at $8500, from Roland Feller Violin Makers, San Francisco, CA

The two suspects broke into the victim's vehicle and stole her Cello, along with several other items and fled the scene.

The first suspect is described as a white male approximately 5’09” 170 lbs., with a shaved head, between 30 to 40 years of age. The second suspect is described as a white female approximately 5’05” medium build 160 lbs., with brown hair, between 20 to 30 years of age.

The San Francisco Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance in reuniting the 16 year old victim with her beloved instrument.

As this is still an open and active investigation, anyone with further information is asked to contact Sergeant Alicia Castillo of the Tenderloin Station Investigation Team (SIT) at (415) 345-7300, the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444, or “Text-a-Tip” at TIP411 with “SFPD” at the beginning of the message.

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