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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

A story we told you about last week has ended on a high note. The violin here hearing, a nearly 300-year-old Stradivarius was stolen in Milwaukee. Two people approached violinist Frank Almond of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, zapped him with a taser and ran off with his instrument. An anonymous donor offered a $100,000 reward for the return of the violin which is valued at $5 million.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Earlier this week, the Milwaukee police arrested three suspect, and then yesterday, the police announced that they had found the Stradivarius in the attic of a home there. The Strad is said to be in good condition, and the valuable violin should be back in the hands of its owner, concertmaster Frank Almond, after experts have had a chance to check it out and do any necessary fiddling with it.

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