Wednesday, July 04, 2007


Subway story #7...

A musician's rare 20th-century violin went missing after he fell asleep in a hot subway station is pleading for its return.

Juilliard School graduate Tom Chiu said his $80,000 Scarampella violin and his backpack were stolen June 27th, 2007 after a gig in Brooklyn.

Chiu said it was raining and he went into the subway station and fell asleep. When he awoke his bags were gone.

He said the violin has been his heart and soul for the last 13 years and it is irreplaceable. He said he'd be forever grateful if it's returned to him.

The violin was last seen at the Clark Street Subway Station in Brookyln.

Anyone with information on the rare violin can call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Tipline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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