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THE SCOOP | Missing Toronto Violin Now A Theft Investigation

By Michael Vincent on December 22, 2020

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Suspect image captured in connection to missing violin from TTC subway (Photo courtesy of the Toronto Police Service)

Update: Toronto Police now report that the violin has been recovered. Details.

The Toronto Police have updated the investigation of a lost Lorenzo-Carcassi 1757 Concert violin on the TTC as a possible theft.

Originally reported on Sunday, the owner first notice the instrument went missing after exiting Toronto’s St. Clair station on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Investigators have released two security camera images of a suspect they want to identify.

Suspect image captured in connection to missing violin from TTC subway (Photo courtesy of the Toronto Police Service)
Suspect image captured in connection to missing violin from TTC subway (Photo courtesy of the Toronto Police Service)
Suspect image captured in connection to missing violin from TTC subway (Photo courtesy of the Toronto Police Service)
Suspect image captured in connection to missing violin from TTC subway (Photo courtesy of the Toronto Police Service)

The suspect was last seen on Friday, December 18, 2020, exiting Dufferin Station with the violin on his back. He was also seen the next day in the subway.

The man is in his 50s, and is seen wearing a grey winter jacket, blue jeans and a white toque.

Investigators from 13 Division are asking for anyone who recognised the man or the violin, to contact them.

According to the Toronto Star, the violin was owed by a university student, and professional musician.

“It’s my life,” the owner stated on Sunday. “It’s how I pay my rent, it’s how I pay for my groceries, and even how I sometimes support my family. It’s my worst nightmare come true.”

The owner is hoping the violin will be returned before the holidays.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com.

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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