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UPDATE: Thieves will have hard time selling stolen $6M violin


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Still no sign of that multi-million dollar Stradivarius violin stolen in Milwaukee Monday night.

Milwaukee police and the FBI are looking for the robber who used a stun gun on Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Frank Almond in a parking lot behind Wisconsin Lutheran College, where Almond had just performed.

Experts say the thief knew exactly what he was after, but they predict he, or she, will have a hard time selling it, because it's stolen.

One estimate values the violin at $6 million.


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Police in Milwaukee are investigating the theft of a violin worth $6 million.

Officers say the concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra was robbed of the violin Monday night following a performance at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Police Chief Ed Flynn says it appears the thieves targeted the instrument.

The violin is worth so much because it was made back in 1715.

Milwaukee police are working with an FBI team that specializes in high-end art theft.

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