A Carl Becker 1928 violin belonging to Slippedisc columnist Anthea Kreston was stolen today on the 2pm train from Berlin to Freiburg. The train was travelling from Berlin to Basel, via Frankfurt and Mannheim.
Anthea is with the police at the moment, together with her Artemis Quartet cellist, Eckart Runge.
She says: ‘I just stood to go to the bathroom – the person sitting next to me said – a young man came and took your violin.’
Anthea is staying positive (see below, with cop) but she needs all the help she can get.
Anyone offering a Carl Becker violin for sale in Germany or elsewhere, please be aware it may be Anthea’s.
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