June 27, 2014 1:10 pm

Gold-medal curler Brad Jacobs ‘thrilled’ at return of stolen ring

Canadian curler Brad Jacobs' Olympic ring stolen from motel in Boyle, Alberta was found by the RCMP.

Supplied, Boyle RCMP

BOYLE, Alta. – Police say Olympic curling champion Brad Jacobs was thrilled when they called him to say his stolen ring from the 2014 Sochi Games had been recovered.

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The expensive engraved jewelry was stolen from a motel room in Boyle, Alta., where the gold-medal winning skip was taking part in a charity golf tournament last weekend.

RCMP Cpl. John Spaans says Jacobs wasn’t holding out much hope that the ring would be found.

That made him all the more pleased when an officer called to tell him the ring had been found in the attic of a house.

READ MORE: Canada’s Brad Jacobs wins curling gold in Sochi

A 22-year-old woman is facing charges and a man, also 22, is still being sought by police.

The woman is to appear in a Boyle courtroom in August.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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