One is a $10,000 violin belonging to music performance major Samantha Carter, 22, of Milwaukee. The violin was made in 2012 in Chicago by Jeremy Koons and Mike Lochner and had won a Certificate of Merit for Tone from The Violin Society of America. It is in an oblong Angel case with dark green velvet interior.
On Sunday Carter posted a picture of her violin on Facebook, explaining that "this violin (along with a school instrument) was stolen from my locker in the Humanities building sometime between Wednesday Nov. 27 and this morning. In a greyish case with brown seams. Has a MYSO sticker, Willy co-op eggplant sticker, Colectivo bus sticker, Tahoe sticker on the backside. Three bows inside."
Other instruments missing included a flute, piccolo and cello.
Carter told Madison.com her family had bought the violin for $8,000 in 2013 - a price they could "barely afford" - and by now it has appreciated to about $10,000. Carter is in her fourth year, with a recital and graduation set for the spring.
Police said they found no evidence of forced entry to the building, but they believe the lockers were forced open. As of Thursday they had no leads.
Anyone with information about the stolen violin or other instrument can e-mail Samantha Carter by clicking here or contact the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department at 608-262-1968Tweet
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