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Man to be charged in $5 million violin theft

on February 07, 2014 10:20 AM

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee County prosecutors are expected to file felony robbery charges against a suspect accused of electrocuting a Milwaukee concertmaster with a stun gun last week and robbing him of a $5 million violin.

District attorney John Chisholm says he was expecting a criminal complaint to be filed this morning.

Police had also arrested two other suspects.

Chisholm declined to say Thursday whether they or anyone else might be charged.

The 300-year-old Stradivarius violin was stolen Jan. 27. Police recovered it late Wednesday night after an investigation led them to the attic of a Milwaukee home, where they found it in a suitcase.

Police say it appears to be in good condition.

One of the suspects was previously convicted of stealing a $25,000 statue from a Milwaukee art gallery.

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