Suspects Nabbed, But $5 Million Violin Still Missing

Milwaukee police scramble to track down the historic instrument

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In this undated photo provided by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond plays a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was on loan to him during a concert in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee police have three suspects in custody who they allege orchestrated an armed robbery that resulted in the theft of a $5 million dollar violin; however, they have not been able to track down the highly prized instrument, according to the New York Times.

The 199-year-old Lipinski Strad violin was taken from Frank Almond,  concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, during an armed heist last month.

“At this point, we don’t have any indication that they were working for anyone but themselves,” said Milwaukee’s Chief of Police Edward A. Flynn, during an interview.

The police force has reportedly enlisted the help of  the F.B.I’s Art Theft Program and Interpol has been notified