A man and a woman stole a cello worth $8,500 from a parked car on 11 April 2015


Police in San Francisco are searching for two suspects who stole a cello belonging to a 16-year-old girl. The instrument, valued around $8,500, was taken along with several other items from a car parked in a garage in the Union Square area of San Francisco on 11 April at approximately 9pm.

Surveillance video footage has emerged, showing a man and a woman breaking into the victim’s car. The female suspect rummages around the vehicle, while the male waits in a getaway vehicle.

The 2014 Emilio Stradella cello is a Montagnana model with the serial number 1115 and comes from Roland Feller in San Francisco.

The male suspect is described as 5-foot-9, about 170 pounds with a shaved head and is between 30 and 40 years old. The woman is described as 5-foot-5 with a medium build and brown hair, between 20 and 30 years old.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call police Sgt. Alicia Castillo at (415) 345-7300 or the anonymous tipline at (415) 575-4444.

Watch footage of the theft, below:

Photo: Courtesy San Francisco Police Department

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