Violin thief tried to sell for £100 could fetch £2 million

A 300-year-old Stradivarius violin, which was stolen at Euston Station in 2010, when its owner went for a sandwich, could go for more than £2 million when it is sold at auction next month.

The recovered 1696 Antonio Stradivarius violin Credit: British Transport Police

The instrument was snatched by thieves from musician Min-Jin Kym, and eventually found intact in the Midlands, with some very minor damage. The Evening Standard reports online bidding for the auction will start at £1 million but the final price could fetch upwards of £2 million.