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Aunt of violin theft suspect claims her home raided by police, FBI

CREATED Feb. 5, 2014 - UPDATED: Feb. 5, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - A relative of one of the three suspects arrested for stealing a rare violin says her nephew is innocent.

Universal Allah, Salah Jones and Latoya Atlas were arrested by Milwaukee Police Monday. 
 
The suspects remained in jail as of Wednesday night, but had not been charged.
 
Jones' aunt told TODAY'S TMJ4 her home was raided by Police and FBI Agents Monday.
 
They searched her home from top to bottom but found nothing. 
 
"They looked everywhere and they wouldn't let me in the house, I had to sit out in the car because they said they had this search warrant." She said.
 
The search warrant stated Police were looking for the priceless Stradivarius violin, a stun gun and other electronic communication that could have been used in the crime.
 
The woman said Jones and Atlas have children together but are not married.
 
She had not seen Jones for about a week when her home was raided.
 
Milwaukee Police Detectives returned to speak with her Wednesday. They asked her for additional information about her family.