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A Boston Steinway baby grand piano, valued at $27,000 that was stolen on July 14, 2013, was returned Tuesday to Toronto General Hospital. (Philip Cheung for The Globe and Mail)
A Boston Steinway baby grand piano, valued at $27,000 that was stolen on July 14, 2013, was returned Tuesday to Toronto General Hospital. (Philip Cheung for The Globe and Mail)

Man faces charges in theft of rare piano from downtown Toronto hospital Add to ...

Toronto police have arrested a suspect wanted after a baby grand piano was stolen from a downtown hospital.

Artem Timofeyev faces several charges following the theft of the rare piano from Toronto General Hospital on July 14.

The stolen instrument – a Steinway Boston baby grand valued at $27,000 – was recovered in late July after police said a man sold it to a local business.

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The piano, which had some minor damage, was returned to the hospital.

Police have alleged that thieves used a service elevator to move the piano to a loading area and into a waiting cargo van, telling hospital staff it was being taken for musical servicing.

Timofeyev, 27, is charged with theft over $5,000, trafficking in stolen goods over $5,000, exposing a counterfeit mark and fraud.

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