Police launch pictures of suspect in $70K viola theft


The person was final seen close to Harvard Avenue in Allston on Sept. 15, Boston police mentioned.

Boston police are asking for the general public’s assist figuring out an individual needed in reference to the theft of a $70,000 viola in Brighton final month. 

  • A viola stolen from Brighton.

    Viola valued at $70,000 stolen in Brighton, police say

The 16.5-inch instrument was stolen close to 120 Glenville Ave. someday between 2:50 a.m. and three:50 p.m. on Aug. 27, police mentioned in a information launch. The viola was saved inside a black BAM Black Panther Excessive Tech case valued at $1,300, which was plastered with two Boston College stickers and a Vivant Classic sticker.

In an replace Thursday, Boston police shared surveillance photographs of a suspect, described as a 30- to 40-year-old white man who’s roughly 5 toes, 9 inches to six toes tall. The person has a light-weight mustache and beard; darkish, curly hair; and darkish blue tattoos on his forearms, police mentioned.

He was final seen at about 3 p.m. on Sept. 15 close to Harvard Avenue in Allston, carrying hoop earrings, a black t-shirt, darkish blue shorts, black socks, and white sneakers. He was additionally driving a black scooter, in line with police. 

Boston police urged anybody with data to contact detectives at 617-343-4256. Group members who need to present data anonymously can name the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or textual content the phrase “TIP” to “CRIME” (27463).