Lights, action! Man is caught on train TV stealing violamain
Hot on the tail of the Halifax violin heist, we have footage of a man stealing a viola on a train from London to Dover.
He’s about the least competent thief you could imagine. The judge released Stephen Tillyer, an insurance salesman, with a suspended jail sentence and costs. The viola is valued at £300,000.
It belongs to London Symphony Orchestra principal viola, Edward Vanderspar.