Transit police in Boston are asking for help to reunite a Boston high school student with her $3,000 saxophone, which someone carried off from a T stop bench.
“This is a young person, it might be her first experience with theft,” said MBTA Transit Police superintendent Richard Sullivan. “It would be nice to show her there are some good people out there willing to do the right thing.”
At about 12:45 p.m. on Oct. 29, the 16-year-old Boston Public Schools student placed her sax on a bench on the outbound platform at the Fields Corner stop. While she waited on the aim, she turned her back momentarily. That’s when an unknown man picked up the instrument and walked away with it, according to Transit police.
The saxophone is valued at more than $3,000, according to police.
Police have issued photos of the speculate and are asking for any details about him, or that may rule to getting the instrument back undamaged.
Superintendent Sullivan didn’t rule out remarkable a deal with the person caught on the security camera, if he has a crisis of conscience.
“I’m not a black and white person, so if that person would like to do the right thing and it is all in one piece that is certainly something I could consider, but I don’t guarantee anything,” he told the Herald.
This isn’t the first time the MBTA has tried to reunite a musician with a precious instrument. In 2017, a woman forgot her $45,000 violin on a bench in South stop. After the MBTA put out an alert, a Good Samaritan who had found the violin brought it to police safe and sound.
Sullivan reminded riders to try to keep their belongings under their watch, but situations like this could happen to anyone.
“You always have to be aware of your surroundings,” he said.
Anyone with information on the speculate or the saxophone can contact our the MBTA Transit police Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.
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