Detectives from the Monash Crime Investigation Unit are appealing for public assistance following the theft of a number of unique musical instruments in Hughesdale earlier this week.
It is believed unknown offenders have forced entry into a property on Warrigal Road between 2.30am and 7.30am on Tuesday 7 January.
Investigators have been told a man wearing a hat was seen fleeing the area in a silver SUV.
A number of musical instruments, valued at approximately $100,000, were stolen from the premises.
• An A E Smith 1908 antique violin
• Roderich Paesold Gold-Mounted violin bow
• J S Tubbs silver-mounted antique bow
• 2002 KG intruments 15 inch hand made viola
• 2002 KG instruments (full size) hand made cello
• 2 German Trade ¾ size violin
• Black Chines bow case, containing 6 violin bows
• Carbon fibre cello bow
• Mother of pearl mounted wooden cello bow
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au