Mr. Rowland Weinstein (a California dealer) recently learned a valuable lesson … after exiting your automobile, it is always wise to lock it. It is even more advisable when you have an object worth close to $1 million in it.
On December 8th, Weinstein parked his Tesla in front of his home in Los Feliz, and when he returned, both the car and a Girolamo Amati II violin (dating from 1710) were missing. Weinstein purchased the violin in 2013 for $507,000 and was moving it from one location to a more secure one – guess an unlocked car proved to be the least secure!
Law enforcement is on the hunt for the thief, and Weinstein has offered $25,000 for information that leads to the violin’s safe return.