At 2 o’clock on the afternoon of Jan. 6, 1996, cellist Vahe Hayrikyan of Sun Valley parked on North Martel Avenue in Hollywood and entered an apartment building to meet with his pianist about a recital. Twenty minutes later, he stepped back outside to find his car window smashed.
His car stereo was gone, but that was replaceable. Also gone was his cello, a 200-year-old blond beauty, which was not. Nor were his two bows, one of which had been given him by a dear friend and was worth roughly as much as the cello
RTWT (But never leave your instrument unattended, even in a locked car!)