Heartless Thief Swipes Jerseys Meant for Charity Auction

Police in Vancouver are looking for a man who managed to hide inside an auto dealership, then stole ten Canucks and Team Canada hockey jerseys meant for a special auction.

Police say the theft occurred after closing time Sunday and they’ve got plenty of surveillance pictures of the man.  He’s a short guy in his early 30s with a fondness for Callaway golf clubs.

A total of eight Vancouver Canucks jerseys and two Team Canada Roberto Luongo jerseys were stolen from the dealership.   They were slated to be auctioned with hopes of raising close to $10,000.

“This money could have been raised to potentially save a child’s life,” Vancouver Police constable Lindsey Houghton told Vancouver’s News Radio 1130.  ” That child could be my child, it could be your child.  That’s money that is being taken away from B.C. Children’s Hospital.”

The suspect had some courage.  He waited for the Dueck on Marine dealership to close and lock its doors at about 5 PM, then broke into the mechanic’s lunchroom where he began his sticky-fingered adventure.  He also got away with a laptop computer.   Part of his after hours romp was captured on video.

He was wearing a black Callaway golf baseball hat, a black hoodie with a large colourful design on the back and right sleeve, a black t-shirt with a gold eagle design on the front and light-colored designer jeans with white designs on the rear pockets.

The items stolen included:
·       two Canucks Trevor Linden #16 original autographed home jerseys, adult size
·       two Canucks Trevor Linden #16 children’s size jerseys
·       two Team Canada Roberto Luongo #1 home jerseys,  adult size
·       one Canucks Roberto Luongo #1 home jersey,  adult size
·       one Henrik Sedin #33 away jersey, adult size
·       one Daniel Sedin #22 home jersey, adult size
·       one Alex Burrows #14 away jersey, adult size
·       one Sony VIO white lap top