WATCH: Almost $500,0000 in jewelry was stolen from an Etobicoke home last week, including a Stanley Cup ring and a World Series ring. One former Stanley Cup champion, whose ring was also stolen, says the thieves should give them back. Catherine McDonald reports.
TORONTO – Police are seeking the public’s help locating a Stanley Cup and World Series ring stolen from an Etobicoke home on Canada Day.
Police have identified the pieces of jewelry as a 1977 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup ring and a 1993 Toronto Blue Jays World Series ring.
Both items were stolen during the evening of July 1 during a break-and-enter at a home in the The Kingsway and Prince Edward Drive North area.
Police say approximately $500,000 worth of jewelry were also taken in addition to the two rings.
Dr. Philip Samis, a retired NHL defenceman who won a Stanley Cup with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1948, said he’s experienced a similar type of theft.
In April, he said someone broke into his daughter’s North Toronto home and stole his Stanley Cup ring, which has yet to be recovered.
“It’s something my daughter likes, my children are pleased with it,” he said of the ring which he gave to his daughter for safekeeping.
“How do I get it back? Somebody stole it, they should bring it back.”
Samis, a retired dentist, said he couldn’t believe another Stanley Cup ring was stolen during a robbery.
“They get those rings as a matter of scooping up a handful of jewelry,” he said. “And then find out later on that they’ve got a ring in it with engraving on it – so it’s not very marketable.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at http://www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).
With files from Catherine McDonald