- © RIA Novosti. Alexander Shemetov
© RIA Novosti. Alexander Shemetov
MOSCOW, September 5 (R-Sport) - An apartment in Russia belonging to Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk has been burgled and $45,000 worth of items stolen, police in his home city of Yekaterinburg have said.
The burglary was reported to the police August 25 when Datsyuk returned home after time away, police said, but it was only made public after local media revealed the property belonged to the two-time Stanley Cup winner, 35.
"The owner of the property, who had returned from a trip, valued the total losses at 1.5 million rubles ($45,000)," police said in a website statement Wednesday.
"The theft, in the words of the victim, may have occured on August 23 or 24, during which time he was away."
Police did not detail whether the missing items included any hockey memorabilia.
In an American twist, the property involved is located on Sacco and Vanzetti Street, which is named after two Italian anarchists who were executed for murder in Massachusetts in 1927.
Datsyuk, who is entering his 13th season with the Red Wings, is expected to be one of the stars of the Russian national hockey team at next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.