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Olympic curling champion Jacobs has ring stolen from Alberta hotel room

Canadian curler Brad Jacobs had this ring stolen from a hotel room in Alberta.

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Brad Jacobs still has the curling Olympic gold medal he won in Sochi, Russia. But his Olympic ring has been stolen, according to RCMP officials in Boyle, Alta.

Jacobs, from Sault Ste. Marie, ont., traveled north of Edmonton to Boyle last week for a charity golf tournament. He stayed at a motel during his time there, June 20 and 21. The RCMP issued a statement Thursday saying "two motel rooms are believed to have been entered including the room belonging to Mr. Jacobs. The Olympic ring was stolen along with other personal effects."

"They took my wallet, my cellphone, the (Olympic) ring, my watch and bracelet," Jacobs said. "The only thing they didn't take was my wedding band and that's probably because they had their hands full."

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Boyle mayor Don Radmanovich was quoted saying, "This is a rare occurrence in Boyle. "We happen to have a very strong police presence in the Village of Boyle and crimes like this just generally don't happen in our community."

The ring is described as having a square face with the Olympic rings in the center. There is an inscription that says, "Olympic Champions 2014" and "Brad Jacobs Skip."

The RCMP is asking for the public's assistance in locating the ring and returning it to Jacobs.

"The good thing," said Jacobs, "is that (the RCMP) found my wallet. The only thing missing was a little cash I had in there. At least I got the wallet back … Maybe I'll get the ring back too."

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Allan Maki is a national news reporter and sports writer based in Calgary. He joined the Globe and Mail in 1997 with an extensive sports background having covered Stanley Cup finals, the Grey Cup, Summer and Winter Olympics, the 1980 Miracle on Ice, the 1989 Super Bowl riot and the 1989 earthquake World Series. More

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