1709299848 Theft of Jean Beliveau39s manager a suspect arrested in Quebec

Theft of Jean Béliveau's manager: a suspect arrested in Quebec

A 50-year-old man was arrested by authorities on Thursday for stealing the frame signed by Jean Béliveau, which was stolen during the Pee-Wee International Hockey Tournament in Quebec. However, the item is still untraceable.

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Recall that the frame with a black and white photo of the famous hockey player was stolen from a souvenir kiosk in the amphitheater on the evening of February 11 at around 7:30 p.m.

In the days following the theft, the Quebec City Police Service (SPVQ) released surveillance camera images in an attempt to find a possible witness to the affair.

Police eventually conducted a search of the home of a suspect living in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste sector and arrested him.

However, the authorities cannot clarify whether this is the same man as the man who was wanted as a witness.

The picture, which shows Jean Béliveau during a ceremonial puck drop, was stolen on the evening of February 11th.

In the case of the theft of Jean Béliveau's frame at the Videotron center on the evening of February 11, a man was sought as a witness. Photo provided by SPVQ

“He was released on a promise to appear and the file will be submitted to face theft charges,” said SPVQ spokesman David Poitras.

The frame was not found

The frame, an object from 1959 in which we see Jean Béliveau making a ceremonial throw-in during the tournament, has still not been found.

According to the police, the latter could well be lost forever.

“We have no information to suggest that the frame was sold. So it's either very well hidden… or destroyed. This second option is the most likely,” complains Mr. Poitras.

The SPVQ would nevertheless like to highlight the cooperation of the media and the population, which made it possible to obtain a lot of information in this investigation.

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