Man to be charged in $5 million violin theft
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.