MILWAUKEE (WITI/CNN) –Three people are in custody in connection with a stolen Stradivarius violin in Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Police Department will be seeking charges against the three individuals.
On Wednesday afternoon, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn announced a break in the case of a stolen Lipinski Stradivarius violin worth an estimated $6 million.
"They [the suspects] were arrested Feb. 3 and all three remain in our custody," Flynn said.
Flynn says the two men and one woman worked together to steal the violin. The chief said there is no indication they were working for anyone else.
But the violin is still missing.
"We do not have the violin," Flynn said. "As it is known there is a substantial reward out for that violin. And we urge the community to do what it can to develop information and help us identify and locate and recover this priceless instrument."
A $100,000 reward was offered last week. The chief says tops from the public helped lead to the arrests as did physical evidence linking one suspect to the crime.
Flynn things the instrument is still in the area and hopes the reward helps recover the violin.
"We don't want to speculate where it is," Flynn said. "I think there's a good chance that is."
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