The recovered Stradivarius at a Milwaukee police station. (Photo: Milwaukee Police Department)
Hey, remember that 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that went missing a couple weeks back? The one that was stolen from the concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and was valued at around $5 million? Well, good news: it's been found.
The Milwaukee Police Department announced today that they recovered the stolen violin from the attic of a Milwaukee house. The police, working on the investigation with the FBI, arrested three people — two men, ages 42 and 36, and a woman, 32 — in connection with the theft after receiving an anonymous tip. Charges are expected to be filed on Friday.
The violin is said to be in good condition, and will be returned to its proper guardian later today. Frank Almond, to whom the violin was loaned indefinitely, is scheduled to play a concert with it on Monday night.