Players' hotel rooms robbed

JIM BENDER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:39 AM ET

VERNON, B.C. -- At least two international teams had most of their money stolen when thieves broke into their rooms at the team hotel of the Ford World Women's Curling Championship sometime Sunday afternoon.

Apparently several had valuables stolen from their rooms at the Prestige Hotel during the afternoon draw.

"We are devastated that this has happened to our international visitors and have made every effort to support them where needed," host committee chairman Rob Pringle said in a media advisory issued yesterday. "We are in contact with the RCMP who are conducting the investigation and have been asked not to comment further.

RCMP INVESTIGATING

"Obviously, it is not something we would have wished for this event. However, we are dealing with it and hope that the overwhelming success of the event will not be marred by this unfortunate and isolated incident."

The RCMP plans to issue a release today.

Team Canada's Jennifer Jones is not staying at the team hotel as she had accepted an offer from a local developer to house her team and its families in a condo just outside of town.

The World Curling Federation, the Canadian Curling Association and the hotel were also asked not to comment.


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