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PD: Stolen trailer with hockey gear found in Phoenix

Posted at 2:32 PM, Aug 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 12:29:51-04

CHANDLER — A trailer matching the description of one stolen from players of a youth hockey program has been found in Phoenix, according to police.

Authorities say officers found the trailer Monday evening near 52nd and Van Buren streets.

Police tell ABC15, they are taking the trailer to an impound facility to be processed.

Players from the Arizona Bobcats Youth Hockey Program were "devastated" after the trailer full of their gear was stolen from the Ice Den in Chandler Sunday morning.

According to a post on Ice Den Chandler's Facebook page, the robbery occurred Sunday morning at 5:30 a.m at the facility located at 56th and Harrison streets.

"Players and teams are devastated by the situation and [are] now scrambling to prepare for the season," the post continued.

Chandler police say the suspect is described as a White or Hispanic male who was wearing blue jean shorts, a black tank top and a black hat. He was driving a silver Toyota Sequoia SUV with an unknown temporary tag in the rear window.

On Monday, the Arizona Coyotes stepped up to help the teams out. The Coyotes announced that between a few of their players and their organization, a $20,000 donation will be made to help the teams buy new gear.

The Ice Den is asking anyone with information regarding the robbery to contact Chandler PD's non-emergency, silent tip line at 480-782-4440.