Thieves steal piano from hotel lobby

August 21, 2008 4:56:03 PM PDT
Some daring thieves in Washington state made off with a grand piano from a hotel lobby.It happened in Spokane. The missing Steinway is at least 100 years old and is estimated to be worth about $25,000. It weighs 1,100 pounds.

Experts suspect it took several people in good condition to pull off the heist. They say moving the piano requires special tools to pull off such a heist

"You'd need a grand board, which is a couple feet wide and seven to nine feet in length, a piano moving dolly, straps, blankets, pads and then of course, tools to remove the legs and the pedals. I've never heard of a piano being stolen from a public venue, particularly a grand piano," said Kevin Rindlisbacher, Steinway Piano Gallery.

The stolen piano has a hidden serial number that can be checked if someone tried to sell it.


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