Coquitlam RCMP recover over $50,000 of stolen sports memorabilia

Coquitlam, Information Wanted

2024-05-10 12:36 PDT

File # 2024-10550

Coquitlam RCMP are seeking additional victims after recovering over $50,000 of sports memorabilia stolen from a storage locker.

Coquitlam RCMP Strike Force have been investigating a series of break and enters to storage lockers in the area of Fawcett Road and United Boulevard in Coquitlam. The break and enters are believed to have occurred in late-April into the beginning of May.

Framed NHL hockey photos and jerseys

View a larger image - Framed NHL hockey photos and jerseys

Autographed NFL football helmets and framed and autographed boxing photographs

View a larger image - Autographed NFL football helmets and framed and autographed boxing photographs

Since the storage lockers are infrequently visited by their owners, an exact timeline of the offences is unknown, said Media Relations Officer, Corporal Alexa Hodgins. Police believe that there could be more victims who are unaware that their items have been stolen and are encouraging the public to check their storage units.

Coquitlam RCMP property crime team, also known as Strike Force, have been diligently investigating these reports in an effort to identify any suspects and recover property.

Dozens of recovered sports memorabilia including framed photos, jerseys, helmets and equipment all lined up in a row.

View a larger image - Dozens of recovered sports memorabilia including framed photos, jerseys, helmets and equipment all lined up in a row.

On Sunday, May 5, 2024, police were able to recover over $50,000 of stolen sports memorabilia linked to one of the break and enter reports. The files are still under investigation.

Through the exceptional work by our officers, they were able to piece together several reports of break and enters to recover some of the stolen property, added Corporal Alexa Hodgins. We want to thank the public who have reported their crimes as it led to the successful recovery of these items. We want to remind the public to maintain detailed itemized lists of everything in their lockers, visit their storage lockers frequently and report any suspicious activity as soon as they notice or encounter it.

Police are asking anyone who may have been a property crime victim or may have information regarding these break and enters to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2024-10550.

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Cpl. Alexa Hodgins
Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)

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