New Cross man has 18th century violin worth £140,000 stolen from flat

New Cross man has 18th century violin worth £140,000 stolen from flat

The 18th Century Nicola Gagliano violin.

The 18th Century Nicola Gagliano violin.

The 18th Century Nicola Gagliano violin.

The 18th Century Nicola Gagliano violin.

The 18th Century Nicola Gagliano violin.

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A VIOLIN worth more than £140,000 has been stolen during a burglary in New Cross.

Thought to be one of only three in the world, the 18th century Nicola Gagliano violin was taken from a flat in Erlanger Road.

The 31-year-old owner returned to his home on Wednesday (November 14) at 10.45pm to find both the main communal door and his own front door had been forced open.

Police say various rooms had been searched and a number of items had been stolen.

The violin was stored in a brown case which was rectangular in shape and had two straps.

Anyone with information or who knows the whereabouts of the violin should contact Detective Constable Kevin Seed at Lewisham CID.

Call 020 8284 8380 quoting reference 3227301/12 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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9:41am Fri 16 Nov 12

the wall says...

I think this is a fiddle.
I think this is a fiddle. the wall
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9:53am Fri 16 Nov 12

DougMM says...

Safe return please teef; you know this musical instrument should be returned to its owner undamaged
Safe return please teef; you know this musical instrument should be returned to its owner undamaged DougMM
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12:49pm Fri 16 Nov 12

justjackuk says...

lol.. who keeps £140,000 violin in a **** hole area!!! #Insurance Fiddle!
lol.. who keeps £140,000 violin in a **** hole area!!! #Insurance Fiddle! justjackuk
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4:15pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott says...

Well, it's about time he bought a new one!
Well, it's about time he bought a new one! Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott
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4:40pm Fri 16 Nov 12

You again? says...

the wall wrote:
I think this is a fiddle.
At it again see I see..... *sigh* Hope it was insured. Theiving scum.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: I think this is a fiddle.[/p][/quote]At it again see I see..... *sigh* Hope it was insured. Theiving scum. You again?
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5:12pm Fri 16 Nov 12

the wall says...

You again? wrote:
the wall wrote:
I think this is a fiddle.
At it again see I see..... *sigh* Hope it was insured. Theiving scum.
Yup, just because it p1ss you off.
[quote][p][bold]You again?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: I think this is a fiddle.[/p][/quote]At it again see I see..... *sigh* Hope it was insured. Theiving scum.[/p][/quote]Yup, just because it p1ss you off. the wall
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6:06pm Fri 16 Nov 12

You again? says...

the wall wrote:
You again? wrote:
the wall wrote:
I think this is a fiddle.
At it again see I see..... *sigh* Hope it was insured. Theiving scum.
Yup, just because it p1ss you off.
;)
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You again?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: I think this is a fiddle.[/p][/quote]At it again see I see..... *sigh* Hope it was insured. Theiving scum.[/p][/quote]Yup, just because it p1ss you off.[/p][/quote];) You again?
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8:05pm Tue 20 Nov 12

toomush2drink says...

It never ceases to amaze me that people with expensive possessions take security so lightly..
Anyone who has a violin that expensive can afford a steel security door to protect it.
It never ceases to amaze me that people with expensive possessions take security so lightly.. Anyone who has a violin that expensive can afford a steel security door to protect it. toomush2drink
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