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Stolen oboe worth pounds 4,500 found in city shop.

A MUSICIAN whose rare pounds 4,500 oboe was stolen after burglars crawled through a dog flap at her home has been reunited with her beloved instrument.

Rachel Kilby's prized oboe was stolen from her home in Roath, Cardiff, on Pancake Day, along with two laptops and a Wii games console.

Detectives believed a child may have climbed through the small kitchen dog flap - measuring about 40cm by 40cm - before letting others into the property from the inside.

But police have managed to recover the rosewood oboe after carrying out enquiries over the weekend.

The instrument was found at a shop in the City Road area, where unsuspecting staff bought it for just pounds 100.

Ms Kilby, head of the music service in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Caerphilly councils, said she was delighted her oboe had been found.

The 41-year-old said: "I was absolutely elated. I guess I had been fairly hopeful, because it's quite a distinctive instrument, that it would turn up, but you never know."

A 31-year-old woman from Roath and a 28-year-old man from Llanedeyrn were arrested yesterday on suspicion of burglary and last night remained in police custody.

Anyone with information on the burglary at the Roath Court Road property can contact Cardiff CID on 029 2052 7420 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Mar 6, 2012
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