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Accused Stradivarius Thieves Appear in Court

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Accused Stradivarius Thieves Appear in Court

CREATED Feb. 7, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Two men suspected in the heist of a multimillion-dollar Stradivarius violin in Milwaukee have been criminally charged.

Forty-one-year-old Salah Salahadyn and 36-year-old Universal Knowledge Allah are each charged with party to robbery. Salahadyn was previously identified as Salah Jones.

Allah is also charged with possessing marijuana.

The two men do not have attorneys listed in online court records.

A woman who was arrested with the two and previously released was not charged Friday.

The 300-year-old violin, valued at $5 million, was stolen from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond after a January performance at a Wisconsin college.

Police found the rare instrument late Wednesday night in a suitcase in the attic of a Milwaukee home. They say it appears to be in good condition.

 

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