(CTV) – A thief made a dramatic entrance in a hockey equipment store in Dollard-des-Ormeaux over the weekend, dropping from the roof in what could be a scene from Mission: Impossible.
The thief entered Monkey Sports on Brunswick Blvd. via a rope, before making off with about $150,000 worth of high-end hockey sticks.
The incident took place on Saturday at about 10 p.m. and was caught on surveillance camera.
“It’s amazing,” said store manager Greg Goyer. “I’m also sickened.”
Goyer is turning to the public for help, asking people to be on the lookout for his stolen goods or a deal on hockey sticks that’s too good to be true.
The thief didn’t discriminate, grabbing some 500 sticks in a variety of brands, each about $300. He had plastic ties to bundle the sticks together, while an accomplice was waiting by the back door to collect the goods. The two made off in a white van.
Goyer said this isn’t the first break-in at Monkey Sports and that he beefed up security after a previous theft in August. In that incident, the thieves broke through the front windows.
This break-in seemed well planned, said Goyer.
“He found the right location on top of the roof,” he said, adding that’s it’s a 60,000 square-foot facility. “When you think about it, on top of the roof to find the key location to drop in the store where you’re not hitting anything – any beams, or any pipes or any electrical lines. To land directly in the stick section took some planning.”
Due to the precise entry point, Montreal police said they will be interviewing staff about the robbery. Continue Reading
In today’s issue of stupid things to steal, a man rappelled through the ceiling of a sporting goods store and stole $150,000 worth of hockey sticks.
If this isn’t the most Canadian robbery of all time, I don’t know what is.
Similar to the guy that stole thousands of dollars worth of processed cheese earlier this week, it seems like people are tired of stealing the same old stuff and have moved onto more interesting endeavors.