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Two Violins Stolen from Brobst Violin Shop in Virginia

Three bows and three cases were also stolen from the business

 

Two violins, three bows, and three high-end cases were stolen from Brobst Violin Shop in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 4, 2024.

A suspect provided stolen identification from one Marcus Povinelli in Massapequa, NY and the suspect appears to be operating under this name as an alias. He requested Brobst Violins to ship the items to an address in Henderson, NV.

The stolen instruments include:

French violin by Nestor Audinot, labeled "Nestor Audinot Paris 1881". Stock number on a white pricing sticker is 133/31 - price $45,000. See photos here.

Italian violin by Luigi Mozzani, Cento 1927 and labeled internally. Stock number on a white pricing sticker is 95/49 - price $35,000. See photos here. 

American violin bow by Thomas Dignan, branded above the frog. Inventory sticker reads 154/95, located on the ebony frog - price $5,500. See photo of similar bow here.

German violin bow by Richard Grunke, branded "Richard Grunke". Inventory sticker reads 130/06 located on the bow frog - price $6,000. See photos here.

French violin bow from the Jerome Thibouville-Lamy firm, branded "Lavest". Inventory sticker reads 158/03 - price $5,500. See photos here.

 

Three high-end cases made by the Musafia Case Company in Cremona.

  • Enigma by Musafia - price $2,857
  • Master Series Aureum by Musafia - price $1,839
  • Ultra Light by Musafia - price $1,295

 

If you have any information on the whereabouts of these objects, please contact the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-324-7329. Police Report Control # 224709, Financial Crimes Section.

Information can also be shared with Brobst Violins: 800-886-3554 or [email protected]

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