Thieves Steal Baby Grand Piano from Hospital in Broad Daylight
UPDATE: The piano has been recovered, reports CTV News. Police located the instrument, which had minor damage, after it was sold to a local business.
TORONTO — Authorities are searching for three men who stole a $27,000 baby grand piano from Toronto General Hospital.
The suspects stole the Boston Steinway baby grand piano on July 14 around 1 p.m., The Toronto Star reports. The men allegedly took the piano for the hospital’s Peter Munk Wing on the fourth floor and loaded it into a white Ford cargo-style van.
At the time of the incident, some hospital employees asked the men what they were doing with the piano. When the suspects replied that they were taking the piano for musical servicing, the employees left them alone. It took four days for hospital officials to realize the piano was missing.
TGH has had the piano, which it uses for weekly performances by various professional piano players, since 2006.