Police recover two suitcases stolen from Pat Burns' widow
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, December 2, 2010 3:32PM EST
MONTREAL -- The public outcry over the heartless theft of hockey treasures from NHL coach Pat Burns' car after his funeral has produced results.
Montreal police say a citizen turned in two suitcases Thursday afternoon that were taken when thieves smashed into Burns' car in an outdoor parking lot earlier this week.
Const. Yannick Paradis says the man found the luggage not far from the crime scene.
"Inside the two suitcases there were several items that belonged to Mr. Pat Burns," Paradis said.
"At this point, the 30 jerseys of the different NHL teams are still missing as well as the watch and other items."
Police checked the man out and determined he was not involved in the robbery.
The missing team sweaters were destined for a charity auction to raise money for an arena to be named after Burns.
Police say they expect results soon because the public has been steadily calling their tipline with leads.