Mem­o­ra­bilia re­turned

Stolen rugby jer­seys re­turned to Cana­dian

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

For­mer Cana­dian rugby in­ter­na­tional Dave Lougheed has re­cov­ered his stolen mem­o­ra­bilia in the wake of three ar­rests.

Lougheed’s garage was bro­ken into July 9 with thieves tak­ing his daugh­ter’s bike, three sets of golf clubs and about 30 rugby jer­seys.

The bike and clubs could be re­placed.

But the jer­seys were a trea­sure trove of mem­o­ries from Lougheed’s distin­guished 13year in­ter­na­tional rugby ca­reer.

The 47-year-old Lougheed, now vice-pres­i­dent and port­fo­lio man­ager for Ray­mond James Ltd., played in four Rugby World Cups.

Many of the prized jer­seys stolen came from those tour­na­ments, traded with op­pos­ing play­ers af­ter the fi­nal whis­tle. They in­cluded Bar­bar­ians, Eng­land and New Zealand All Blacks uni­forms.

Cal­gary po­lice said Tues­day three men have been charged in re­la­tion to the theft.

A box con­tain­ing some of the jer­seys was found by a mem­ber of the public who rec­og­nized the items from news re­ports on the theft.

Two days later po­lice found other stolen prop­erty in ex­e­cut­ing a search war­rant.

“A real com­mu­nity ef­fort,” Lougheed said of the suc­cess­ful hunt for his be­long­ings.

A pow­er­ful back, Lougheed was one of Canada’s rugby trail­blaz­ers over­seas where he played pro­fes­sion­ally for Le­ices­ter Tigers in Eng­land.

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