- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A concert violinist was leaving his suburban Milwaukee performance when a couple of thieves bearing a stun gun approached, shocked him and made off with the 300-year-old Stradivarius he carried that’s worth millions of dollars, Milwaukee police reported.

“It appears the violin was the primary target of this robbery,” said Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn, NBC reported. He said that the thieves were seen fleeing the scene in a minivan.

The violin, a Lipinski Stradivarius, was made in 1715, NBC said. It was on loan to Frank Almond of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Police said the violin has a sale value of between $5 million and $10 million, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation had joined in the search.



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