Rare cello robbed at knifepoint returned to French musician


Award-winning cellist Ophélie Gaillard was robbed by a knife-wielding thief of her 18th-century cello, estimated to be worth 1.3 million euros, outside her home in the Paris suburb of Pantin on Thursday, but after an impassioned appeal for its return relayed by social media she received an anonymous call to inform her it had been placed in a car in front of her house, where she found it.

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An 18th-Century cello has been returned to a French musician after an appeal following her knifepoint robbery, reports BBC News.