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  • Stradivarius violin stolen in armed robbery in Milwaukee

    01/28/2014 2:37:27 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 68 replies
    Milwuakee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-28-14 | undisclosed
    A rare Stradivarius violin on loan to Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was stolen during an armed robbery Monday night. The instrument, known in musical circles as the Lipinski violin, was taken around 10:20 p.m. Monday in a parking lot in the rear of Wisconsin Lutheran College on W. Wisconsin Ave., police said. Almond had played a concert at Wisconsin Lutheran Monday evening as part of his Frankly Music series. In a 2008 feature on the violin, Chicago violin dealer Stefan Hersh said the Lipinski violin was comparable in value to another Strad that sold for more than $3.5...