$120K hockey stick heist caught on camera at DDO sports store
Thieves rappel from ceiling of Dollard-des-Ormeaux sporting goods store
More than 400 high-end hockey sticks were stolen over the weekend from L'Expérience MonkeySports, a sporting goods store in Dollard-des-Ormeaux on Montreal's West Island.
Greg Goyer, the store's general manager, received a call from his security company around 11 p.m. Saturday night informing him of a break-in.
"There were no windows broken. The doors were locked," said Goyer. "[But] the store had been cleared. There was a hole in the ceiling with a rope coming down.... I guess the individual had come in through the roof."
Goyer estimates that the missing hockey sticks were worth $300 a piece, placing the total loss around $120,000.
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"They knew exactly what they were coming in for," he said.
This is the second time the store at 61 Brunswick Boulevard has been targeted since opening just two months ago.
"In our first month of opening we had a break-in through the front of the store. Individuals went directly for the stick racks and chose a large bundle of high-end sticks off the rack and ran out with them," said Goyer.
Needs 'Fort Knox' security
Even though everything in the store is insured, Goyer said the burglary still hurts sales.
"We're going to be out of these sticks a good while. We do want to offer great service to our customers, and if they come in and we don't have their product, it doesn't help us."
Goyer said that he plans on beefing up the security at the store and creating "a Fort Knox of a hockey store," in order to prevent this from happening again.
The Montreal Police couldn't provide any information due to the ongoing investigation.
- An earlier version of this story stated that the total loss was estimated at $12,000. The value was, in fact, $120,000.Oct 17, 2016 10:08 PM ET