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Elton John's Stolen Heart-Shaped Glasses Found

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Elton John photographed circa 1976. 

Elton John's heart-shaped glasses have been recovered after they were stolen from a museum, and Memphis police say they're looking for a man accused of taking them.

The Rock 'n' Soul Museum reported April 21 that an employee discovered the glasses valued at more than $2,000 had been taken out of a display case during business hours.

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Police say an investigator lifted prints and matched them to a suspect identified as 26-year-old Matthew Colvin. Police said in a news release Tuesday (April 28) that investigators called Colvin on Monday and he told them where the glasses were.

Police in Southaven, Mississippi, retrieved the glasses, and an arrest warrant for theft was issued for Colvin.

The museum said in a news release that Colvin visited the museum on April 21 but isn't connected to it or any employees.

The glasses are to be back on display Wednesday. Flamboyant glasses and outfits have been part of Elton John's signature look.


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