Milwaukee • Three people were arrested in connection with the theft of a multi-million dollar Stradivarius violin stolen last week from the concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Kent Lovern, a Milwaukee County assistant district attorney, said he couldn't reveal any information beyond the arrests. He said he didn't expect a charging decision would be made before Thursday.
It wasn't immediately clear whether the violin had been recovered. Police would only say the investigation was ongoing.
The nearly 300-year-old violin, which has been appraised at $5 million, was on loan to concertmaster Frank Almond. He had just finished performing Jan. 27 at Wisconsin Lutheran College when a robber attacked him a stun gun, seized the instrument and fled to a waiting vehicle. The violin case was later found abandoned.