Thief steals Oilers 1988 Stanley Cup ring, spotted wearing it around town

Alberta RCMP are on the hunt for a suspect who may be sporting a stolen Stanley Cup ring won in the Edmonton Oilers’ 1988 victory over the Boston Bruins.

The authentic Stanley Cup ring was stolen some time between the late hours of May 26th and the early morning hours of May 27th from a vehicle parked on a rural road in Spruce Grove.

The suspect was spotted with the ring, making a purchase in the town of Devon. (RCMP)

A wallet containing credit cards was also stolen, RCMP said in a news release Thursday. 

A man was caught on a surveillance camera the following morning using one of the stolen credit cards to make a purchase in Devon, Alta. 

The security footage shows the unidentified man wearing the big gold ring as he walked into a store.

RCMP are asking the public to help identify the thief and anyone with information is asked to contact RCMP or Crime Stoppers. 

Police did not say which of the 1988 Oilers team alumni is now missing their ring. 

The diamond-encrusted bauble was won during the team’s glory days. The Oilers won the ’88 series in four straight games to win their second Stanley Cup and fourth in five years.

The ring is encrusted with four diamonds to symbolize the franchise’s fourth title (RCMP)

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