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Thieves steal city truck then stop to watch Grey Cup, get arrested, police say

The pair went in the bar and watched the game, police say, while one man had the keys in his pocket

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Lirim Hajrullahu's field goal gave the Toronto Argonauts a CFL-best 17th Grey Cup. Hamilton police say they arrested two men who had stopped to watch the game last night. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

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Hamilton police say they tracked down two men who had stolen a city truck Sunday night — because they had stopped to watch the Grey Cup just after doing it.

Police say officers were called about a break and enter at the Glanbrook Township Roads department at 2111 Binbrook Rd. around 7:30 p.m. The two men smashed out a window and stole tools from the stockroom, police said in a news release, and then took off in a stolen City of Hamilton truck.

Police then tracked down the vehicle at the Checkered Flag Bar and Grill in Mount Hope. Officers went inside and found the two men — one of whom had the keys to the truck inside his pocket, police say.

"They just went inside and watched the game," said Const. Lorraine Edwards.

A 44-year-old Glanbrook man and a 48-year-old Glanbrook man have both been charged with breaking and entering, possession of burglary tools, and possession of stolen property worth over $5,000.

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