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2 Wis. men face felony robbery charges in heist of $5M Stradivarius violin

  • A $5 million Stradivarius violin is displayed at the Milwaukee Police Department Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Milwaukee, a day after police recovered the instrument stolen on Jan. 27 from a concertmaster in a parking lot by a person wielding a stun gun. Police say the violin appears to be in good condition, and a Milwaukee County prosecutor said he planned to charge at least one suspect with felony robbery. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)

    A $5 million Stradivarius violin is displayed at the Milwaukee Police Department Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Milwaukee, a day after police recovered the instrument stolen on Jan. 27 from a concertmaster in a parking lot by a person wielding a stun gun. Police say the violin appears to be in good condition, and a Milwaukee County prosecutor said he planned to charge at least one suspect with felony robbery. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)  (The Associated Press)

  • Un violín Stradivarius de 300 años que fue robado al primer violín de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Milwaukee, Frank Almond en una fotografía sin fecha proporcionada por la orquesta. La policía informó el miércoles 5 de febrero de 2014 que tres personas han sido arrestadas por el robo del instrumento valuado en 5 millones de dólares que había sido prestado a Almond cuando fue robado. (Foto AP/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)

    Un violín Stradivarius de 300 años que fue robado al primer violín de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Milwaukee, Frank Almond en una fotografía sin fecha proporcionada por la orquesta. La policía informó el miércoles 5 de febrero de 2014 que tres personas han sido arrestadas por el robo del instrumento valuado en 5 millones de dólares que había sido prestado a Almond cuando fue robado. (Foto AP/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)  (The Associated Press)

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.