Monday, May 31, 2010
Rego Park violinist wants her instrument back
From Eyewitness News:
An aspiring concert violinist is pleading for the return of her stolen violin. Harmonnia Junus, 22, says she feels lost without her violin.
"Playing violin has been an escape for me," she said. "I've been through a lot and it's always been there for me."
Junus is an aspiring concert violinist and says someone stole her hand-crafted violin, bows and other supplies worth $50,000.
More than anything else, she just wants it back.
"Hopefully someone will find the instrument and return it to me," Junus said.
She says the car was parked in a parking garage adjacent to the Rego Park Mall on Queens Boulevard.
There are security cameras in the garage, so she's hoping the crime was caught on camera, or that someone saw something that might help police track down the person who stole the instrument.
In the meantime, she's pleading for its return, because, in her mind, it's priceless.
It was a gift from her mother who died two years ago.