New Brunswick

Thief robs charity game packed with jail guards

A group of people at a charity event who usually work with the law became victims themselves when they were robbed at the Dartmouth Sportsplex Saturday.

A group of people at a charity event who usually work with the law became victims themselves when they were robbed at the Dartmouth Sportsplex Saturday.

Two teams of deputy sheriffs and correctional officers were playing in a charity hockey game for the Make-A-Wish Foundation when someone broke into the deputy sheriff’s locker room and stole cell phones and a few wallets.

The theft was discovered by one of the off-duty officers during the second intermission.

"It was a pretty big downer for everybody," said player Chris Kelly.

"Everybody was having a good time all the players, it was hard to finish the game in the mindset where some of your belongings are gone maybe your clothes."

But the officers finished the game anyway.

After the game a suspect was caught and some of the items were returned.

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