Man wanted in theft of rings from Hockey Hall of Fame

Someone walked off with some valuable hardware from the Hockey Hall of Fame in downtown Toronto last month.

Toronto police are trying to identify a suspect who allegedly stole two championship rings from a display case at the store inside the hall.

According to police a man walked into the Spirit of Hockey store, located in the area of Yonge and Front streets on February 11th.

Police confirm the man went into a storage closet and found a display case with hockey memorabilia, which was donated to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Investigators allege that the man then stole a 1993 junior world championship ring as well as a 1994 world championship ring.

The rings belonged to former NHLer Paul Kariya.

The suspect fled the area in a U-Haul van.

The man has been described as between 25 and 35 years old and is believed to be five-foot-ten to six-foot. He is said to have dark brown hair and was clean-shaven at the time of the theft. He was last seen wearing a blue winter jacket, a grey hoodie and grey jogging pants, sunglasses, and a grey toque.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).