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Stolen Stradivarius Recovered


The stolen “Lipinski” Stradivarius was recovered late Wednesday night according to Milwaukee police.  The 300-year-old Stradivarius violin was stolen last week in an armed robbery after a performance at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

The violin, which is valued at over $5 million, was found in a suitcase in the attic of a Milwaukee residence.  The Stradivarius violin was being held at Milwaukee police headquarters, but since has been returned to its anonymous owner.  The violin was on loan to  Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, Frank Almond, when it was stolen.