Police arrest man over theft of violin on train from Brighton

Posted On 17 Aug 2019 at 11:15 am

A man has been arrested over the theft of a violin which was left on a train from Brighton.

The British Transport Police said: “Officers investigating the theft of a bag containing a valuable violin have made an arrest.

“The theft happened at approximately 5.20pm on (Tuesday) 11 June.

“The victim was heading towards Haywards Heath when they accidently left their bag on board containing the violin.

“The incident happened on a Thameslink service travelling between Brighton and East Croydon.

“A 38-year-old man from Norwood, London, has been arrested on suspicion of theft.

“He has since been released on police bail while further inquiries continue.

“Thankfully, the violin has also been recovered.

“The media and public are thanked for their help in sharing this appeal.”

Earlier this year another instrument was stolen on a train.

A saxophone, reported to be worth £8,000, was stolen during a journey to East Croydon in March.

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