Friday, July 11, 2008
Yesterday, Milan Lu?i?‘s family returned home and found their home ransacked by burglars. It was discovered that the young NHL star’s prized Memorial Cup ring and several valuable tournament watches were stolen from their home in Vancouver, Canada .
Lu?i?’s mother, Snežana, has said that the thieves gained entrance to the family’s home by smashing in the back door.
“We don’t know if it was random,” she said. “They went into his room upstairs and took his Memorial Cup ring and three of his Esquire watches.”
Other rooms in the home were ransacked and alcohol was stolen.
“He was very disappointed,” said Snežana, referring to Lu?i?’s reaction when she called her son in Boston shortly after the robbery.
Before Lu?i? flew to Boston. he told Snežana before flying to Boston he was thinking about his memorabilia and recalled how, last summer, former goalie for the Edmonton Oilers, Bill Ranford, was robbed of memorabilia from his New Westminster home.
“So in a way he wasn’t surprised,” Snežana said.
Lu?i? accumulated 27 points and 89 penalty minutes in his play for with the Boston Bruins last season.
The Vancouver Police Department‘s investigation is ongoing.