Hospital's stolen Steinway piano recovered

25 July 2013, 10:40 | Updated: 2 October 2014, 17:01

A piano that was stolen from a Toronto hospital has been recovered, and police are looking for the culprits.

The baby grand piano, a Steinway worth $27,000, was stolen from the hospital's Peter Munk Wing last week.

After receiving a local tip-off, police were alerted to the piano's location. The instrument had been sold to a local business and has suffered some minor damage.

One of the suspects has been identified by police, while the other two are yet to be named.

The piano is often used by visiting professional musicians to entertain the patients at the hospital. When it was originally stolen, it took four days for volunteer staff to notice, some believing that it had been taken away for tuning.

The three men loaded the piano onto a trolley during the early afternoon. At the time, the hospital's head of security commented: "I’ve been managing security since 1999, and have not experienced a theft as ballsy and as crazy as this one."