Police: Art thief among suspects arrested in theft of Stradivarius violin in Milwaukee

  • Article by: DINESH RAMDE , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 6, 2014 - 9:00 PM

MILWAUKEE — The mystery of what happened to a multimillion-dollar Stradivarius violin stolen in a stun gun attack was answered Thursday when Milwaukee police recovered the instrument and blamed the heist at least in part on an art thief who once stole a statue from a gallery and then tried to sell it back.

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hittodeadFeb. 6, 14 7:58 AM

The crooks shouldn't have resorted to violins.

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wileyrulesFeb. 6, 1411:45 AM

Great art should never be touched. We should know better.

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jee7654Feb. 6, 14 1:15 PM

The beauty of this work of art is the sound that it creates. It should be in the hands of a master so it can be truly appreciated.

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esandeenFeb. 6, 14 3:40 PM

A shocking, stunning theft.

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ajnaguyFeb. 7, 1410:30 PM

Beyond sharing the remarkable sound with others, these instruments need to be played to maintain their particular resonance, and thus, their value.

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