Stolen accordions worth £35,000 could be offered for sale, warn police

Police are warning anyone in Northern Ireland who is offered the sale of an accordion in suspicious circumstances to get in touch with them.

The appeal follows a burglarly at a house during which 11 accordions, with a combined value of £35,000, were stolen.

A police spokesperson said that around 3pm on Friday (March 11), they received a report of a burglarly at a property in the Carnesure Park area of Comber, Co Down.

The owners discovered the instruments stolen on this date, however, it is believed that the theft is likely to have occurred last Sunday (March 6) sometime between 5pm and 8pm.

The accordions were taken from an upstairs storage area in the house.

Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area at the time or who may have been offered the sale of an accordion in suspicious circumstances this week to call them on 101 quoting reference 1015 of 11/03/22.

Alternatively, a report can be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ or by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org/

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