Thieves took baby grand piano from Detroit hotel

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A Detroit hotel says thieves made off with a baby grand piano by telling staff they were taking the rare instrument for a tune-up.

Police say two men lifted a Boston Steinway Baby Grand Piano onto a dolly to wheel it out of a fourth-floor conservatory of the downtown Detroit Hotel near the end of lunchtime on July 14.

Vinny Steel, the head of hotel security, said employees asked the men what they were doing, but were let alone to whisk the instrument away after explaining it was going for some musical servicing.

“We found it very strange,” Steel said.