Minnesota Police are this week searching for a man who entered the Fein Violins shop, in St Paul, Minnesota on Saturday the 21st of September, 2019 and assaulted a sales assistant with pepper spray – before stealing four valuable violins.
Surveillance video at the time shows a man approximately 6 feet tall, in a black jacket and red flannel shirt, speaking with the 17-year-old female employee shortly before the alleged robbery.
It’s understood the man pretended to be interested in buying a violin before spraying an aerosol can of pepper spray in the shop assistant’s face.
The man stole a 1911 French ‘Vatelor’ violin – and 3 ‘Andrew Fein’ contemporary violins in the attack – he did not take any bows or cases.
If you have any information, please contact Minnesota Police on 651-266-5650.