A rare German Gabriel David Buchstetter violin has been reported missing by the owner, who believes someone may have stolen it from her car or home in the 3900 block of 75th Street West, according to the Manatee County Sheriff.
The antique 1770 violin is described as having a reddish-brown varnish; the bow has a silver trim and mother-of-pearl.
The owner of the violin reported the instrument missing on Jan. 18. She reportedly last used the violin on Jan. 15.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office, 747-3011, ext. 2594, or Crime Stoppers, 866-634-8477.