Jul 24, 2013
By Michael Kramer
The rare Steinway piano stolen in a brazen daytime robbery from Toronto General Hospital on July 14th has been recovered.
Police located the Boston baby grand – valued at $27,000 – after a man sold it to a local business.
Police say two thieves used a service elevator to move the Steinway to a loading area, where a third suspect helped them haul it into a waiting red-and-white cargo van.
Hospital security said employees asked the men what they were doing, but were told the piano was being taken away for musical servicing.
The piano had some minor damage but has been returned to Toronto General Hospital. It normally resides on the fourth floor of the hospital’s Peter Munk Wing. It is used for weekly performances by various professional piano players.
27 year old Artem Timofeyev, of Toronto, is wanted on charges including theft over $5,000, trafficking in stolen goods and fraud over $5,000.