Horns worth $50k stolen from Cincy area home

SPRINGFIELD TWP., OH (FOX19) - An accomplished Cincinnati musician is turning to social media to track down trumpets that were stolen from his home.

Brian Buerkle is a Cincinnati-based professional trumpet player who plays with symphonies and orchestras around the U.S.

Buerkle was in Grand Rapids playing with the symphony when his Springfield Township home was burglarized. Buerkle says his electronics, clothes and other goods were stolen but the real heartbreak came from the 14 instruments that thieves callously snatched. Buerkle says it took him 25 years to put together his collection and the estimated value of the stolen items is $50,000.

After the theft, Buerkle took to Facebook, asking his friends to share his list of stolen instruments in hopes that it would help bring them home.

Here's the list:

  • Bach C Trumpet
  • Bach C Trumpet
  • Bach C Trumpet
  • Bach Bb Trumpet
  • Bach Bb Trumpet
  • Bach D Trumpet
  • Bach Eb Trumpet
  • Bach Bb Cornet
  • Schilke A7C Cornet
  • Schilke E3L
  • Schilke E3
  • Schilke G1L

Buerkle's post was shared 2,500 times and picked up by Reddit and spread some more. If you have any information, be sure to call the Springfield Township Police Department at (513) 729-1300.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.