Car stolen in Glendale with 300-year-old cello inside

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information on the whereabouts of a stolen car and a 300-year-old cello stored inside, police said.

The car — a maroon four-door 2007 Acura TL — was stolen Nov. 1 from the Embassy Suites Hotel parking lot, at 800 N. Central Ave. in Glendale, said Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.

The cello, a valuable family heirloom, was stored in the trunk. Police did not release details on its worth.

A natural wood color, the cello has an asymmetrical carbon fiber tailpiece with a cutout design and an f-hole labeled “Antonio Domenicelli Fecit en Ferrara 1714.”


Anyone with information regarding the car and cello’s whereabouts is asked to call Glendale police at (818) 637-3242. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 548-4911.

Tchekmedyian writes for Times Community News.