San Francisco police announced today that they need the public’s help in the search for a 16-year-old girl’s cello after it was stolen from the trunk of her car in a parking garage.
At approximately 9 p.m. on April 11, a man and a woman entered a garage in the 100 block of O’Farrell Street, according to police.
After gaining access to the victim’s car, the female suspect took the victim’s instrument along with several other items while the male suspect waited in a getaway car, police said.
Police described the instrument as a 2014 Emilio Stradella cello that is a Montagnana model with the serial number 1115. They said it is valued at $8,500 and comes from Roland Feller in San Francisco.
The crime was captured on surveillance video and police have released photos from the footage.
Police described the male suspect as approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds and is between 30 40 years old with a shaved head.
The female suspect is described as a white woman, approximately 5 feet five inches tall and weighing 160 pounds with a medium build. She has brown hair and is between 20 and 30 years old, police said.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Sgt. Alicia Castillo at (415) 345-7300. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call the department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444. Tips may also be sent by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the beginning of the message.
Daniel Montes, Bay City News