Stolen 300-year-old Stradivarius violin recovered in US

A 300-year-old Stradivarius violin worth millions of pounds that was stolen from an orchestra in the US has been recovered by police.

The 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was taken from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in an armed robbery Credit: Reuters

The instrument was taken from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster in an armed robbery last week, in which violnisit Frank Almond was attacked with a stun gun.

Police found it in a suitcase in the attic of a house in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, law enforcement officials said.

Milwaukee police had arrested two men, aged 36 and 41, and a woman, 32, on Monday in connection with the theft.

"We have very strong confidence that the violin is fine," said Mark Niehaus, the president and executive director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.


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