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Three arrested in Stradivarius violin theft in Wisconsin

Published on Feb 6, 2014 6:01 AM

MILWAUKEE (REUTERS) - Three people have been arrested in connection with the theft of a concert violinist's multimillion-dollar Stradivarius, the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office said on Wednesday.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Kent Lovern said he had no additional information about the arrests or whether the nearly 300-year-old violin had been recovered.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that police had taken the three suspects into custody on Monday.

Mr Lovern said a decision on whether they would be charged could be made as soon as Thursday.

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