Austrian media reported Wednesday that an 18-year-old Japanese tourist on a trip in August left her antique violin, made in 1792 and worth 60,000 euros (8 million yen), on the subway in Vienna. Police have attempted to find the instrument but have no clues or leads to what may have happened to it.
According to Kyodo News, the girl was riding the subway with another Japanese woman on Aug 6. She had with her a suitcase and the case containing the violin, but when she got out at West Vienna station, approximately 3 kilometers from the city center, she forgot to retrieve the violin.
The girl noticed the missing violin seconds later, but the train had already departed. The violin was made by Italian maker Antonio Gragnani.
Vienna police are currently searching for information on the passengers who were riding in the carriage with the two women that day.© News reports