I have now heard several stories about Violins stolen at venues including the violin that Joshua Bell plays. My violin was a French Strad copy that sounded wonderful after I spent hours with it practicing and going over pieces just pulling that tone out of it now it is gone… It was not worth Hundreds of Thousands or Millions to anyone but my self . I do feel a kinship to Totenberg and to Bronislaw Huberman whom my story parallels. I hope they find it, the purnambuco bows were excellent too. It was housed in a Leather Lifton Double violin case. Very Depressing too Depressing for me to think about as I type this.