Rousseau Sports assessing loss in Laval after weekend robbery

The owners of the Rousseau Sports store on Autoroute 440 are still counting their losses but estimate that thieves made off with about half-a-million dollars worth of hockey equipment during a robbery this week.

Laval police investigators say it appears the suspects made their way into the building through a ventilation shaft sometime after closing last Sunday and then disabled the burglar alarm.

Only high-end and expensive sticks, gloves, pants, pads and skates were taken.

The store has been closed this week to allow staff to take inventory but in a Facebook posting officials say it should re-open Thursday.