One of the boxing championship belts that was stolen from a vehicle Sunday, Sept. 9. Photo submitted

UPDATE: Nanaimo boxing coach gets his championship belts back

Boxing coach had vehicle broken into Sept. 9, belts, trophies and boxing gloves were taken

UPDATE: Nanaimo boxing coach Bob Pegues has his stolen items back. According to an e-mail from RCMP, a waste collector found the items in a dumpster at the apartment building.

TUESDAY: Championship belts are supposed to be earned and won, not stolen.

Two boxing championship belts, as well as four trophies and other boxing gear, were stolen from a parked vehicle in Nanaimo over the weekend.

According to a press release from Nanaimo RCMP, the incident happened overnight Sunday in the parking lot of Rosedale Manor apartments in the 4000 block of Departure Bay Road.

The items belong to Bob Pegues, a Boxing B.C. coach who has coached boxers in Nanaimo to provincial and national titles.

“In the few minutes it took for thieves to break into the vehicle, a longtime boxing coach lost over 20 years of boxing memories and memorabilia…” noted the press release. “The items reflected his ongoing commitment and mentorship he has tried to provide to hundreds of kids, with his goal to keep them on the straight and narrow.”

As well as the two boxing title belts and four trophies, four pairs of boxing gloves and a Boxing B.C. jacket were taken.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

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