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Famous Musician Félix Lajkó Gets Back Stolen 19th Century Violin

Ábrahám Vass 2020.01.24.

Serbian police authorities gave back famed Hungarian musician Lajkó Félix his stolen violin on Thursday in Újvidék (Novi Sad). 

The 200-year-old violin, made at the beginning of the 19th Century and worth around HUF 170 million (EUR 506 thousand), was stolen in November from Lajkó’s car during his visit to the grave of Péterréve (Bačko Petrovo Selo), and had been missing since. He borrowed the instrument from one of his friends.

After weeks of investigation, the Serbian police found the instrument and gave it back to its rightful owner.

Lajkó, born in Topolya (Bačka Topola), reportedly thanked the authorities by holding a mini-concert at the police station.

In total, three men were arrested by the Serbian police in connection with the theft.

images via MTI/Edvárd Molnár