Crosby treats robbed Tims

DAVE DORMER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:54 AM ET

Sidney Crosby will soon be greeting customers at the Strathmore Tim Hortons once again.

Weeks after a signed, limited edition print of Crosby was pilfered from the Strathmore doughnut shop, the Pittsburgh Penguins captain replaced it with something better.

A signed, poster-sized photo of him hoisting the Stanley Cup at Joe Louis Arena after the Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 earlier this year.

And the best part is Crosby apparently replaced the print without prompting, said store owner Brian Rohl.

"Last Friday, I got a package in the mail that was addressed to the store manager," said Rohl.

"On the packing slip it says 'gift from Sidney Crosby' so I was dumbfounded.

"I didn't expect this because I didn't mention it to anybody."

Rohl figures Crosby likely heard about the theft through media reports.

"I have a friend in St. John's and he phoned me the next day after it ran in the paper out there and said 'sorry to hear about your painting being stolen,' so I thought it was kind of neat he'd heard about it already," he said.

Rohl expects the new print will be put up sometime next week, but said this time around, it won't be so easy to swipe.

"I've already told my general manager I want it locked down this time," he said with a laugh.

Bought by Rohl at a Tim Hortons convention in Quebec last summer, the stolen print features a photo of Crosby at a Timbit hockey camp when he was younger. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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