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Stolen championship rings recovered

1 year ago February 18, 2014 Feb 18, 2014 Tuesday, February 18 2014 Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:54:26 AM CST in LSU Sports
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Police said all 21 LSU championship rings taken during a burglary at the home of legendary LSU baseball coach Skip Bertman have been recovered.

Baton Rouge Police arrested three people in connection with the crime. Moises Marquez, 18, and two 16-year-old juveniles face charges of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

The burglary happened around 4:35 a.m. Saturday at Bertman's home on Ormand Avenue. Police said Marquez is related to someone who worked at the home, and left a window unlocked during a visit. Investigators Marquez came back with the juveniles and led them to the rings, which were worth around $8,000.

Police said Bertman woke up during the burglary and confronted the men, but they were able to escape with the rings.

Bertman coached 18 seasons at LSU and won five national championships. He also served as athletic director from 2002 to 2008.

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