Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Private transportation services takes Yekaterinburg student's violin

A woman in Yekaterinburg requested that the police help her on Thursday night to recover a violin that had been stolen from her when she tried to take a private transportation service.

The woman was a Sverdlovsk Philharmonic performer and a fifth year student of the conservatory. The department received her complaint. which was made to an on-duty police officer, at 7:35 p.m., E1.ru reports.

After attending work, the woman waited for public transportation home at the intersection of Lenin and Gagarin. When no public transport arrived she tried to catch a private operator. A silver car pulled up and, after agreeing on a price, she placed the violin in the back seat and shut the door, intending to sit in the front. The driver then put his foot on the gas and drove away.

"Was it intentional theft or played a role the human factor - maybe the driver decided that the girl had already sat down and did not notice that she was left on the street, to be seen at the beginning of the investigation," Valery Gorelykh, a spokesman for the SU Interior Ministry of Russia for the Sverdlovsk Region, said, according to E1.ru. "The girl herself has explained, that it is very expensive violin - a gift to a friend. The cost of a musical instrument made in Germany is about two thousand dollars, the exact price of a loss to the owner of the name."

The city put a plan into action to intercept the stolen violin in an effort to determine the whereabouts of the driver. The girl has been in talks with police to establish more exact circumstances of what occurred.