Stolen John Lennon items recovered and returned to Yoko Ono

News 22/11/2017

A mixture of items that once belonged to John Lennon have been returned to Yoko Ono after being stolen and ending up halfway around the world.

The Associated Press reports that roughly 100 of Lennon's belongings were stolen from Yoko Ono, including three of his diaries, two pairs of eyeglasses, a cigarette case and a handwritten sheet of music.

German police described it as "a spectacular, unusual criminal case," and the items ended up at a Berlin auction house.

The stolen goods were only discovered after the auction house declared bankruptcy and an administrator was brought in to assess their holdings. After the items turned up in storage, police were alerted, and went in search of the culprits.

One suspect has since been arrested, although the other, who reportedly resides in Turkey, was described as "not available" and the target of an ongoing extradition effort.

Yoko Ono was eager to get the stolen property back to the estate. 

"She was very emotional and we noticed clearly how much these things mean to her and how happy she would be to have them back," said prosecutor Susan Wettley.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock