Sarah Rommel’s instrument was last seen in a blue and black carbon fibre case on 4 May


Source: Seattle Police Department

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The Seattle Police Department (SPD) has reported a cello stolen from a home in the 1600 block of 24th Avenue in the Central District of Seattle, US. The burglary took place at approximately 5pm on 5 May, resulting in a shattered window and the front door left open.

The cello, belonging to Sarah Rommel, was made in 1890 by Enrico Marchetti and was last seen in a blue and black carbon fibre Accord case. The instrument, combined with the bows by Espey and Sartory and musical equipment stolen with it, has an estimated value of $250,000.


Source: Seattle Police Department


Detectives are currently investigating the theft.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the SPD Tip Line at (206) 233-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (case number 24-122155). A cash reward of $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for any information leading to an arrest and charges, and callers may remain anonymous.

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