The five instruments were taken from a parked car last month


Three violas, a violin and a cello, collectively worth AUS$160,000 (£75,000), have been stolen from a parked car in Melbourne, Australia.

The instruments, which had recently been restored for the Allegri Music School and Store in Niddrie, were left overnight in a white Ford Falcon in a Kew car park on 10 October 2015 by one of the school’s assistants. The thief smashed the driver’s side window to gain access, according to The Age Victoria.

The stolen instruments are:

Leandro Bisiach viola, 1960, worth $90,000

Romeo Antoniazzi cello, 1913, worth $55,000

Claude LeBlanc viola, 1840, worth $12,500

Francois Breton violin, worth $6,000

Charles Resuche viola, worth $2,800

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Australia on 1800 333 000.

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