Antique violin reportedly stolen on TTC has been recovered but police still searching for suspect
Published Tuesday, December 22, 2020 1:03PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, December 22, 2020 4:18PM EST
A 263-year-old violin that was stolen last week has been recovered but police say that they are still looking for a suspect in the case.
On Dec. 17, a Lorenzo-Carcassi 1757 Concert violin was reported lost on a TTC subway at around 6:30 p.m.
Police said the violin owner travelled on Line 1 from College Station northbound to Bloor-Yonge Station.
The owner then transferred to Line 2 and travelled west to St. George Station and made a final transfer to Line 1 travelling north to St. Clair West Station.
The owner noticed the violin was missing after leaving St. Clair Station.
The violin was in a bright red BAM case.
Initially, police reported that the owner lost his violin but on Tuesday morning they confirmed that they were treating the incident as a theft investigation. They then announced later on Tuesday afternoon that the violin had been located and would be returned to its owner.
Meanwhile, the search for a suspect seen on Dec. 18 exiting Dufferin Station with the violin on his back continues.
The suspect is described as in his 50s and was wearing a grey winter jacket, blue jeans and a white toque.
"The suspect is still outstanding and officers hope that someone can identify him," police said in a news release.