The public is being asked to help police recover 10 stolen Canucks hockey jerseys that were to be auctioned on behalf of the BC Children's Hospital.

Vancouver police say a man hid inside Dueck General Motors on S.E. Marine Drive on Sunday and waited for the car dealership to close.

After staff left, at around 5:10 p.m., the man entered the managers' offices and stole a lap top and several hockey jerseys, including two signed by Trevor Linden, that were being held for the 2010 Scott Hetherington Charity Hockey Tournament and Fundraiser.

"It's very disturbing and it's very disappointing," said Const. Lindsey Houghton. "This money could have been raised to potentially save a child's life."

The items stolen were:

  • Two Canucks Trevor Linden #16 autographed jerseys, adult size
  • Two Canucks Trevor Linden #16 jerseys, children size
  • Two Team Canada Roberto Luongo #1 jerseys, adult size
  • One Canucks Roberto Luongo #1 jersey, adult size
  • One Canucks Henrik Sedin #33 jersey, adult size
  • One Canucks Daniel Sedin #22 jersey, adult size
  • One Alex Burrows #14 jersey, adult size
  • One Sony VIO white laptop

A number of security camera images of a suspect were released on Wednesday. He is a white male, between 5-5 and 5-7 tall, between 30 and 35 years old.

He was wearing a black Callaway golf baseball hat, blue jeans, a black hoodie with a large colourful design and a black T-shirt with a gold eagle design on the front.

Anyone with information on the suspect or who knows the whereabouts of any of the stolen property Is asked to call Vancouver police at 604-717-2773 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.