Police hit the right note as they recover €15,000 of stolen musical instruments

RECOVERED: The stolen instruments seized by police

NATIONAL Police in Almeria have recovered eight musical instruments valued at more than €15,000.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested following the seizure on suspicion of burglary.

A police investigation began after reports of a robbery at a school located on Calle Padre Mendez.

Multiple items were stolen during the robbery, including several appliances from the cafeteria, five guitars, a tenor trombone, a cello, an alto saxophone, a violin, various other instruments and €1400 in cash.

Police were quickly able to locate a home in the region, where a teenager was allegedly selling the stolen musical instruments on the black market for much lower than their real value.

In one instance, he had reportedly sold a trombone, worth an estimated €4,500, for just €600.

After a search of his house, the majority of the items taken during the robbery, including kitchen appliances, were recovered and have now been returned to their rightful owners