Police say they’ve made two arrests after Wayne Gretzky memorabilia was stolen from the house of the hockey legend’s father.

The Gretzky household reported the souvenirs have been stolen from the Brantford, Ont., house of Walter Gretzky in August.

Brantford Police launched an investigation and say they shortly found that a number of of the lacking objects had seemingly been bought to varied collectors throughout Canada.

Police say {that a} three-month investigation recognized particular residences the place the stolen property was believed to be positioned.

Final week, 5 properties have been searched throughout Ontario and Alberta by cops from Brantford, Halton Area, the OPP and the RCMP.

Police say they recovered a number of objects of Wayne Gretzky memorabilia together with game-used sticks, hockey gloves, pants, jerseys and the NHL’s Participant-of-the-Yr award from the 1983-84 season.

The estimated worth of the recovered property is believed to be value greater than $500,000.

“I wish to sincerely thank each member of the crew; the professionalism, dedication and help they’ve proven has been enormously appreciated,” mentioned Glen Gretzky, Wayne’s brother, on their household’s behalf.

Police additionally say they uncovered proof of a second particular person, unrelated to the preliminary investigation, believed to have dedicated a fraud involving a Gretzky hockey stick.

A 58 year-old male from Oakville, Ont., is charged with theft over $5,000 and possession over $5,000

A 58-year-old feminine from Brockville, Ont., is charged with fraud over $5,000 and breach of belief

Police say the investigation stays ongoing.

Memorabilia that includes the NHL legend can fetch a excessive value from collectors. A mint situation Gretzky rookie card just lately bought for just below $1.three million US.


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