Chicago police recovers stolen Nicolo Gagliano violin made in 1758

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A violin made in 1758 has been returned after it was stolen in a burglary, Chicago police said.

It is said to be worth $400,000, according to police.

CPD tweeted a picture of the Nicolo Gagliano violin they recovered. Police said it has been returned to its owner.



It was stolen Saturday around 3:45 a.m. in the 1300-block of South Plymouth Court in Dearborn Park, according to police.

An unknown man gained entry to the residence and allegedly took the violin before taking off in an unknown direction, police said.

No one is in custody at this time and Area Three Detectives are investigating.

Police have not confirmed if it is the same instrument that reported stolen in the South Loop last month from a Chicago musician.

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Minghaun Xu said her violin was made in 1758 and is irreplaceable, adding that it could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. It was taken along with another violin and her son's cello.
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