Police arrest three, still searching for stolen 300-year-old violin





Detectives have arrested three suspects, but were still searching Friday for a stolen 300-year-old violin worth more than a million dollars.

John Michael Maughan, 26, and two teens from North London were arrested in connection with the theft of the 1696 Stradivarius, British Transport Police said.

The three were in West London Magistrates Court on Thursday, police said.

The teens were released but Maughan was detained

Police said the violin, valued at $1.88 million, was stolen near a train station in central London earlier this month.

The owner, a 32-year-old musician who wishes to remain anonymous, noticed her black, rectangular violin case was taken and called police.

Along with the violin, the case contained a Peccatte bow, valued at $97,400, and another bow, made by the School of Bazin, valued at more than $7,800, police said....


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