UPDATED: Okanagan cops on the hunt for Linden jersey

Some unique items were lifted from a home in Lake Country this weekend, and Mounties are asking anyone with information to come forward.

  • Feb. 7, 2011 8:00 a.m.

A hockey memorabilia lover’s collection was depleted over the weekend after thieves took off with eight signed hockey jerseys.

Sometime on Saturday, a rear door at a home in the 9800-block of Winview Road in Lake Country was forced open, and a thief or thieves took off with more than $10,000 worth of hockey keepsakes.

Amongst the items stolen were two signed Trevor Linden jerseys, one of them framed, and jerseys of NHL players Sidney Crosby, Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler, Jarome Iginla, Steven Stamkos, an Olympic hockey player and a Kelowna Rockets captain. All were signed on the back, with the exception of the Rockets jersey, which was signed on the front.

Also stolen was a signed framed 2010 Canadian Olympic men’s hockey team picture, two laptops, and two bicycles, one worth $5,000.

Police are investigating the crime and are asking anyone with information about the break-in or the missing items call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit their website at www.crimestoppers.net.

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