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Burglar wearing goalie gear wanted in Manitoba beer theft

Last Updated Aug 26, 2016 at 3:11 pm EDT

Police in Manitoba are searching for two men wanted in a beer store robbery earlier this month in which one of the suspects used an unusual disguise.

RCMP in Russell, Manitoba say one of the men was dressed up as a hockey goalie, “wearing a blocker, trapper and carrying a goalie stick.”

Surveillance video shows the two suspects approaching the establishment. They smash a door and make their way to the cooler where they grab several cases of beer before making their getaway on foot.

“He may have been a defenceman or forward in disguise as he was wearing jersey #17 – a non-traditional number for goalies,” read a cheeky description from police.

“Anyone with information about this theft or has played against a goalie matching this description is asked to call Russell RCMP.”