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Social Media Campaign Recovers Stolen Cello

French soloist Ophelie Gaillard’s was robbed of the 18th-century cello she plays at knifepoint outside her home in a Paris suburb. Shortly after, she appealed for help on Facebook, sharing pictures of the $1.6 million instrument on loan to her from CID bank. Two days later she received an anonymous call that the cello was inside a car in front of her house. When she went outside she discovered it in the backseat of a car with a broken out window.