Canadian law enforcement officers are hoping tips from the public can lead to the recovery of some stolen jewelry including two valuable pieces of sports memorabilia.
Toronto Police say a 1977 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup ring and a 1993 Toronto Blue Jays World Series ring, similar to those pictured here, were taken during a July 1 home burglary.
It happened in the Kingsway and Price Edward Drive North area of the city during the evening hours.
Police say the value of all of the jewelry is about $500,000.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).
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