Senators defenceman thwarts would-be thief in Vancouver

Ruben Hill
December 3, 2019

Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki is still capable of making big stops even when he's not lacing up the skates on game day - just ask the would-be thief that Borowiecki thwarted in Vancouver this week.

According to TSN 1200, Borowiecki witnessed someone breaking in to a vehicle in the Vancouver neighbourhood of Gastown and confronted the individual, who was on a bike.

Sgt. Aaron Roed said Borowiecki successfully stopped the alleged thief from fleeing on a bicycle with the stolen property taken from a vehicle, and the items are expected to be returned to the owner.

Though it's not clear if the suspect was detained, Borowiecki had a message from the Vancouver police department and was planning to speak with them when he left the rink.

Vancouver Police are investigating the incident. He said he didn't know who the bag belonged to but wanted to get it returned because it had "passports and stuff in it" that would be hard to replace if the robber had gotten away.

Borowiecki, an Ottawa native, was drafted by the Senators 139th overall in 2008 and broke into the league with the club in 2011.

Vancouver police urge anyone who witnesses a crime to contact the police immediately and to stay safe.

The Senators are in Vancouver to play against the Canucks on Tuesday night.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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