Saturday, February 14, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: Instruments Stolen From McGill Music Students

Photo: John Miller's cello was stolen from his locker last week, at McGill’s Schulich School of Music. The cello was appraised at $20, 000. (Feb. 14, 2009)

From CTV:

A number of musical instruments worth tens of thousands of dollars have been stolen from students at McGill's Schulich School of Music, CTV News has learned.

According to the Music Undergraduate Students' Association (MUSA), at least seven instruments have been stolen in the past month - including two saxophones, a trombone, an oboe and an English horn.

Student John Miller said his cello was stolen from his locker last week. The cello was appraised at $20, 000, but Miller said he believes it's worth at least $100, 000 more, because of its antique qualities.

"The year that has typically been associated with it is 1703," Miller told CTV Montreal's Rob Lurie.

Another student, Alicia Bisha,

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately John Miller decided that after we recovered his stolen bass that he was not going to pay the $1000 reward - even though the bass is valued at $250,000. He offered $200 to settle the matter - then took that back saying the police advised him to not pay a reward.

His father is a very wealthy Montreal lawyer. If they have the money to buy $250,000 cellos and send their son to school - they should have honored the reward.

John Miller and his family are the real criminals.