Violin fencers nabbed
Two young men who were trying to fence an expensive 18th century violin in The Hague, were arrested on Wednesday.
Police say the men had offered the violin to a violin-builder at the Cantaloupe Bridge in the city, but upon seeing the rare musical instrument he suspected something was wrong and called police who quickly arrived at his shop. It turned out that the violin, a Landolfi from 1731, had been reported stolen in Abcoude last week. Thieves had broken in and took with them the violin that’s worth around €700,000. Police and took the two men –Hagenaars aged 22 and 25 – in for questioning.