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Recovered Violin Confirmed as Stolen Stradivarius

Updated: 02/06/2014 1:22 PM
Created: 02/06/2014 9:54 AM WDIO.com

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn says tips from the public and the ability to track a stun gun helped police identify suspects in the theft of a multi-million dollar Stradivarius violin.

The violin was stolen in January from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond, who was shocked with a stun gun.

Flynn said Thursday that officers worked with the maker of the stun gun to identify one suspect.

He says a tip led officers to another suspect, who has a previous art theft conviction.

Flynn says one suspect led officers to the home where the violin was found in a suitcase in the attic. He says the homeowner was an acquaintance of the suspect and doesn't seem to have known what was in the suitcase.

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