MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two men suspected in last month’s 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 were each charged Friday with party to robbery. Salahadyn was previously identified as Salah Jones.
Court Commissioner Katharine Kucharski ordered Allah held on $500 cash bail, noting his lack of a criminal record.
The criminal complaint says Allah’s stun gun was used in the attack. Allah’s defense attorney, Paul Ksicinski (cha-CHIN’-skee), says according to the complaint his client wasn’t at the scene of the attack.
Salahadyn hasn’t appeared in court yet. Online court records don’t list a defense attorney for him.
The 300-year-old violin is valued at $5 million. It was stolen in a January attack and recovered Wednesday night in apparently good condition.