Players and coaches for the Colorado Buffaloes had personal items stolen from their locker room during Saturday night’s game at UCLA.
Colorado players reported having jewelry and other valuables stolen out of the visitors’ locker room at the Rose Bowl, The Denver Post reports.
Coaches and support staff reportedly were also impacted by the thefts.
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The Denver Post reports:
The burglary happened sometime during UCLA’s 28-16 win over CU, according to a statement released by CU athletics Monday afternoon.Advertisement
“We are aware of players having personal belongings taken from the CU visiting locker room during Saturday’s game against UCLA at the Rose Bowl,” the statement read. “We are in contact with both the UCLA and Pasadena police. The Pasadena Police Department is the lead agency handling the investigation.”
Pasadena Police could not furnish a report about the incident when contacted by The Post on Monday. Police did, however, have a record of a report of “grand theft” at the Rose Bowl that was made at 9:22 p.m. Saturday, which was shortly after the game between CU and UCLA ended. In California, grand theft is classified as theft of property over $950 in value.
Pasadena public information office Lisa Derderian told The Associated Press that UCLA is in communication with law enforcement, Rose Bowl officials and CU concerning the matter.
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The Pasadena Police Department provided this statement to BuffZone:
“On Saturday, October 28th, at 9:22pm, the Pasadena Police Department was notified of a theft that took place in the University of Colorado locker room during the UCLA vs. Colorado football game at the Rose Bowl. The theft reportedly involved several pieces of jewelry and other miscellaneous personal and football items. At this point, the value of the loss is undetermined. Detectives will check the area for relevant security camera footage as part of the investigation and will review any existing video. Anyone with information on the theft should contact the Pasadena Police Department at 626-744-4241.”
Head Coach Deion Sanders commented on the burglary:
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Sanders said Tuesday the NCAA or the Rose Bowl should reimburse the players for their robbed items.
Colorado coach Deion Sanders on Tuesday called on the NCAA or the Rose Bowl to reimburse his players who were robbed of jewelry, cash and other items from their locker room during last week’s 28-16 loss at UCLA.
Bruins officials confirmed Monday that the athletic department had filed a report with the Pasadena Police Department regarding items that were reportedly stolen from the Buffaloes’ locker room.
“Our kids got robbed during the game last week. I think that’s a travesty,” Sanders told reporters during a news conference in Boulder, Colorado. “I would expect the NCAA to do something about that.
“This is the Rose Bowl. They said the granddaddy of ’em all, right? I’m sure granddaddy had some money. Grandpa should have some money to give these kids.”
The Bruins play their home games at the Rose Bowl, which is about 26 miles northeast of the UCLA campus. The stadium is owned by the city of Pasadena and managed by the Rose Bowl Operating Company, a nonprofit organization.
Sanders said most of his players didn’t have insurance for the items that were stolen. What exactly was taken from the Buffaloes’ locker room hasn’t been specified.