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Rare Cello Worth About $250,000 Stolen from Home in Central District

Seattle police are searching for information linked to a stolen, rare cello from a home.

Officers were called to a house in the Central District on May 5 at about 5 p.m. for reports of a burglary. The homeowners found the residence had been broken into with the front door open and a window shattered. The cello was last seen on May 4.

The instrument is an 1890 Enrico Marchetti cello with a blue and black carbon fiber case. It had been stolen along with bows and several other items. The musical equipment is estimated to be worth about $250,000 – the majority of that value comes from the cello alone.

Detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information about the stolen cello or other items involved is asked to call the SPD Tip Line at (206) 233-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Crime Stoppers never asks for your name, and you can remain anonymous. The organization offers a cash reward of up to $1,000 for any information leading to an arrest and charges.