Stephen Tillyer sentenced over £300k viola theft from train
16 September 2015
From the section Kent
British Transport Police
Stephen Tillyer took the £300,000 viola from a London to Dover train
A man who stole a viola worth £300,000 after it was left on train has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Stephen Tillyer, 49, took the 16th Century instrument and two 19th Century bows, valued at £35,000 each, from a rail carriage on 26 January.
He also stole a teenage boy’s rucksack before he got off the London to Dover train service at Folkestone West.
Tillyer received a six month and a three month jail sentence, both suspended for 12 …read more
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