Posted at: 02/06/2014 9:54 AM
Updated at: 02/06/2014 1:22 PM
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn says tips from the public and the ability to track a stun gun helped police identify suspects in the theft of a multi-million dollar Stradivarius violin.
The violin was stolen in January from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond, who was shocked with a stun gun.
Flynn said Thursday that officers worked with the maker of the stun gun to identify one suspect.
He says a tip led officers to another suspect, who has a previous art theft conviction.
Flynn says one suspect led officers to the home where the violin was found in a suitcase in the attic. He says the homeowner was an acquaintance of the suspect and doesn't seem to have known what was in the suitcase.
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