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Assistance Sought in Locating Stolen Chinese Instruments

December 2, 2015, 10:36 AM HST
* Updated December 2, 10:41 AM
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A pair of traditional Chinese musical instruments were stolen from a home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision, and the Hawai’i Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating them.

Police say the instruments were described as a pipa and a Chinese violin.

Pipa. HPD provided photo.

Pipa. HPD provided photo.

A pipa is a wooden pear-shaped four-stringed instrument, while a Chinese violin is a wooden two-stringed bowed instrument.

Details on how, or when, the items were stolen were not immediately available.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the instruments should contact Officer Daniel Tam directly at 965-2716, or call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.


Those whose preference is to remain anonymous should call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 965-2716.


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