Longtime boxing coach lost treasures in Nanaimo vehicle break-in

Longtime boxing coach Bob Pegues lost more than two decades of memorabilia when his vehicle was broken into overnight Sunday, Nanaimo RCMP say.

Pegues realized that the vehicle had been ransacked and his treasures were gone in the morning. The vehicle was in the parking lot of the Rosedale Manor apartments on Departure Bay Road when the theft took place.

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Pegues had just relocated to Nanaimo from Prince George after running a boxing gym in the northern city, where he worked with hundreds of youth.

Among the items stolen are four pairs of boxing gloves, a blue B.C. Boxing Team jacket with “Coach” on the lapel, four boxing trophies, two championship belts and a brown leather bag.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or go to nanaimocrimestoppers.com

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