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Montreal police recover suitcases stolen from Pat Burns’ widow

Line Burns;

Family members pay their last respects as Line Burns holds the urn containing the remains of her late husband, former NHL hockey coach Pat Burns, following his funeral in Montreal, Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. Burns, who coached the New Jersey Devils to the 2003 Stanley Cup title, died of cancer this month at 58. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)


Finally, some good news concerning the robbery that occurred after Pat Burns’ funeral. In case you’ve forgotten the awful story, Line Burns had her car broken into and personal items from her husband, former head coach Pat Burns, were stolen. Items included suitcases filled with personal items including Burns’ wallet as well as 30 hockey jerseys that were set to be auctioned off. Police in Montreal have recovered two suitcases that were taken in the robbery. CTV Montreal has the details.

Montreal police say a citizen turned in two suitcases Thursday afternoon that were taken when thieves smashed into Burns’ car in an outdoor parking lot earlier this week.

Const. Yannick Paradis says the man found the luggage not far from the crime scene.

“Inside the two suitcases there were several items that belonged to Mr. Pat Burns,” Paradis said.

“At this point, the 30 jerseys of the different NHL teams are still missing as well as the watch and other items.”

Police checked the man out and determined he was not involved in the robbery.

It’s just a little bit of news, but it’s good news nonetheless for the Burns family. Once those jerseys are found, Burns’ charity is going to really benefit from their auction especially after this whole ordeal.