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3 Arrested in Connection with the Stradivarius Violin Theft


The Milwaukee County district attorney’s office has confirmed that three people were arrested in connection with the Stradivarius violin that was stolen from the concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra last week.  No other information was revealed about the arrests, and it still remains unclear if the violin has been recovered.

The violin, known as the “Lipinski” Stradivarius was stolen from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, Frank Almond, after a performance at Wisconsin Lutheran College on January 27th.  The violin was on loan to Frank Almond.

The Stradivarius is a violin that was made in the early 1700’s and has been valued at $5 million.  A $100,000 reward has been offered for the safe return of the Stradivarius violin.  More details may be revealed as the week progresses, according to a Milwaukee police spokesperson.

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