$100,000 reward offered for info on stolen Stradivarius violin

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A $100,000 reward is now being offered to anyone who can provide information which results in the safe return of the stolen 1715 Lipinski Stradivarius violin.

Tips or leads can be directed to the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7360 or to the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at 414-226-7838.

The Milwaukee Police Department are investigating the theft of the Stradivarius violin, which occurred on Monday, January 27th around 10:20 p.m. during an armed robbery of Frank Almond following a concert at the Wisconsin Lutheran College.

The Lipinski Stradivarius has been on indefinite loan to Almond from an anonymous owner, and was secured according to industry standard at the time of the robbery.

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