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.


  1. Hey those thieves,had to be more than one to whisk the baby grand,I wonder if there was a musician among them.To steal a baby grand has to be the most interesting story I read.I think the talented musician aka a thief got a chance to show his skill,he urgently needed a piano.The hotel was the right place, where else can you find a bunch of people who didn’t care and only asked for something to do.The employees duty was to alert someone,not just happy to hear it was going for servicing!


  2. Ha!ha!Clever thieves with amazing skills to be bale to “whisk” away a Baby grand piano on a dolly -am sure Mr Steel saw to the “secure-it-ee” perfectly ;-)A delightful piece,this!


  3. haha Totally believable.
    love the idea of two men ‘whisking away’ a baby grand piano!
    Also, feeling kinda sorry for Mr. Steel (and, har har).


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