Reported Stolen Flutes

Flute World offers as a public service a listing of reported stolen flutes.  Instruments reported stolen must include a police report number, date of theft, serial number, manufacturer, model, instrument features (C# trill, offset or inline G, etc.) and location of theft.

Instruments will remain on the list until recovered or unless notified otherwise by the owner who originally reported the theft.  Flute World reserves the right to remove listings at its discretion. Owner's name and contact information will not be listed publicly. Please contact us or local law officials if you have information regarding a stolen flute listed below.


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ALTUS 1107RBSO, #46764, Britannia silver head, body and foot, silver plated keys, offset G, pointed key arms, B foot, open hole, in Altus French style case and Altus nylon case cover, stolen 10/06/06, Police Report #06-26807 [12/02/06]

BURKART, Lillian, Silver Flute Headjoint, M2 style, .016”, #1256, in Wiseman Flute/Piccolo Case, stolen September 28, 2008 in San Francisco parking garage, corner of 5th & Mission – San Francisco Police Report #081031709 [09/28/08]

BURKART, Lillian, Grenadilla Wood Piccolo Headjoint, wave-style, no number, but is engraved, in Wiseman Flute/Piccolo case, stolen September 28, 2008 in San Francisco parking garage, corner of 5th & Mission – San Francisco Police Report #081031709 [09/28/08]

BURKART & PHELAN B&PE piccolo, #5994, Grenadilla wood piccolo, sterling silver keys, split E mechanism, standard bubble-style wave headjoint, stolen 05/09/12 in apartment theft, Rogers Park, Chicago, IL, Police Report # HV278691 [05/10/12] 

DIMEDICI 1125SE VERTICAL Bass Flute, #L2072, Silver plated headjoint, body and foot, sterling silver lip and riser, pointed key arms, split E mechanism, trill keys, adjustable peg, taken in a home robbery between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM from a home in Federal Way, Washington on 10/15/2012. Police report # is 12-241602 [10/17/12]

EMERSON EP1 Piccolo, #59874, all silver plated, taken in a home robbery between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM from a home in Federal Way, Washington on 10/15/2012. Police report # is 12-241602 [10/17/12]

GEMEINHARDT 3BOS, #P22398, silver plated, offset G, B footjoint, open hole, in Gemeinhardt case and case cover. [04/19/11]

HAYNES, Wm. S., Solid Silver Flute, #43987, B footjoint, Plateau (closed hole) keys, with 14K gold J.R. Lafin headjoint (made in Germany, serial number unknown), stolen from parked car in parking garage, Los Angeles, California on 01/03/14. Police report #131121594 [01/13/14] RECOVERED 2/26/14

HAYNES, Wm. S., Sterling Silver Flute, #49603, B foot, C# trill key, French model, in Wiseman Flute/Piccolo Case, stolen September 28, 2008 in San Francisco parking garage, corner of 5th & Mission – San Francisco Police Report #081031709 [09/28/08]

HAYNES, Wm. S., Sterling Silver Flute, #36224. open hole (french) keys, inline G, B footjoint, stolen from repair shop in Gaithersburg, MD on Monday, 01/14/13. Police Report: #13-002307 (Montgomery County, Maryland) [01/19/13]

JACK MOORE, C Flute, #144A, solid silver, inline G, , pointed key arms, drawn tone holes, D# roller, B footjoint, shows moderate amount of tarnish; disappeared on Amtrak train from Chicago to New Orleans on August 7th or 8th; Police report #12-010940. [08/22/13]

MATEKI (Watanabe), Model Magico MO-062, #4353, Solid Silver 925, open hole keys, B footjoint, inline G, pinless mechanism, in black case with a flute sticker of flute seller Edi Savoldi, in Sofia, Bulgaria on August 26, 2013; Police Report #ZM2217/13 [09/04/13]

MIYAZAWA PB-202RH, #98715, Sterling silver headjoint with 14k gold riser, silver plated body, footjiont and keys, c#trill, b foot, taken in a home robbery between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM from a home in Federal Way, Washington on 10/15/2012. Police report # is 12-241602 [10/17/12]

MURAMATSU AD, #61237, all silver, heavy wall tubing, inline G, B footjoint, with Leonard Lopatin silver headjoint with 14K gold riser, #133, stolen from parked car in Chicago, Illinoic on 12/27/13/ Police report #HW585852 [01/13/14]

POWELL, Verne Q, Silver Handmade #228, Berrington head #205 with "B" & "14 KARAT" engraved on head, inline G, B foot, cherry wood case, vehicle burglary, Arcadia, CA, Police Report: 11-5137 [10/31/11]

POWELL, Verne Q, #14576, 14K Gold Handmade Custom model, sterling silver mechanism,  .012" tubing, drawn tone holes, A=442, Modern Powell Scale, B footjoint with gizmo, inline G, pointed key arms, Powell Pinless mechanism, left in taxi in Manhattan on March 3, 2012.  Police Report #2012-020000833 [03/07/12]

POWELL, Verne Q, #1767 IL, Conservatory model, inline G, all silver, C# trill, B footjoint, stolen from vehicle, Nassau County, NY, USA, Police Report #212CR0079332 [12/17/12]

POWELL, Verne Q, #5113, 14K Rose Gold Powell with B Foot, C# trill, D# roller, stolen June 20, 2012 from car while parked at Assumption Catholic Church, Bellingham, WA.  Police Report #12B22090 [6/27/12]

POWELL, Verne Q, #1076, Powell Conservatory, sterling silver, offset G, B footjoint, French (open hole), stolen from a church at 4800 Nykøbing Falster, Demark. Police Report: 1900-75551-00119-12 [09/19/2012]

POWELL, Verne Q, #SIG-0201, Signature Model, sterling silver body, foot and keys, 14K gold Flutemakers Guild headjoint, french (open hole), offset G, split E mechanism, pointed key arms, B footjoint, in original wooden case and leather case cover, stolen in the village of Amby, Maastricht, The Netherlands on February 27, 2013. Police report: 2013020926 [03/01/13]

PRIMA SANKYO, Etude BN, #82795, silver NRS-1 headjoint, inline G, B foot, G disc, pointed key arms, drawn tone holes, leather wrapped wood case with blue interior, stolen from home during break-in, Oak Park, MI USA, Police Report: 11-9430 [07/21/11]

PRIMA SANKYO, DN, # 2936, Handmade in 1977, Prima Sankyo flute, all sterling (0.925) silver, .014 wall, pointed arms, open holes, in line G, C# trill, B Foot, 14k gold lip plate and riser. Custom ergonomic footjoint cluster, gizmo and left thumb keys by renowned flute maker/customizer John Lunn. Original leather covered French style case. Soft Cavallaro case included. Flute and case in excellent condition, stolen from Salt Lake City Airport, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Police Report: Salt Lake City Police 12-159965 [09/08/2012]

ROY SEAMAN, Grenadilla Wood Piccolo, #5080, in Wiseman Flute/Piccolo case, stolen September 28, 2008 in San Francisco parking garage, corner of 5th & Mission – San Francisco Police Report #081031709 [09/28/08]

SANKYO, CF-201BN, #08038, Handcut silver headjoint, silver plated body, footjoint and keys, inline G, French (open hole), pointed key arms, B footjoint; case has blue luggage tag with a doodle design; flute has two or three dents on headjoint along with some tarnish; stolen from Torrey Pines High School in San Diego on 2/20/14. Police report: 14701571. [2/24/14]

YAMAHA, YFL-674H, with Yamaha 'K' headjoint. #032549. Open holes, silver headjoint, with silver plated mechanism, offset G, E mechanism, B foot with Gizmo, little dent on the lip plate's left side. The flute was stolen during  assault on the house of the flute owner in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Jun 27, 2012. Police Report: 039-03406/2012 [07/02/12]

YAMAHA, YPC-62, #102354, Piccolo, Grenadilla wood body, silver plated mechanism, stolen during  assault on the house of the piccolo owner in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Jun 27, 2012. Police Report: 039-03406/2012 [07/02/12]

YAMAHA, YFL-311 #608239 with YFL-211 headjoint, all silver plated, closed hole, offset G, split E mechanism, C footjoint, in black case with red interior, stolen in the village of Amby, Maastricht, The Netherlands on February 27, 2013. Police report: 2013020926 [03/04/13]

YAMAHA, YFL-584HCT #038396, sterling silver headjoint, silver plated body, footjoint and keys, inline G, C# trill key, pointed key arms, B footjoint, stolen from Pope High School, Marietta, GA on 1/15/14. Police Report #2014-01-7204 [02/03/14]