Suspect who stole the Stradivarius Violin says he has a lot of community support

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by Matt Doyle

 MILWAUKEE -- Salah Salahadyn was in a Milwaukee courtroom Thursday.  He's charged with robbery for the theft of that 300-year-old Stradivarius Violin from Milwaukee Symphony Concertmaster Frank Almond earlier this year.  The story gained international attention.

Thursday's appearance was for scheduling purposes.  He faces a plea hearing June 30th, but he did speak exclusively with CBS 58's Matt Doyle on the way out of the courtoom.

"I'm doing well as I can be," Salahadyn said after denying to comment initially.  "[I] Still have a lot of support out here.  There's a lot of people in this community that understand there's more to this situation, and I can't say further than that."

Salahadyn then referred questions to his attorney.

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