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Two professional Indiana Ice players also were two professional shoplifters according to a local store’s security staff.
The two are now accused of shoplifting hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from a high end department store and face some serious charges as well as possible team sanctions and other consequences.
Police arrested Timothy TJ Syner of Springfield, Massachusetts for felony theft and Gregory Squires of White Plains, New York also faces the same charge.
Loss prevention officers say they were conducting surveillance of the two and caught the Indiana Ice Hockey players red handed.
“They passed up all the areas where they could have paid and of course they chose not to and were stopped by store security,” said Sgt. Matt Mount.
Officers arrested them on April 1st at Von Maur, a high end store located in the Castleton Square Mall.
Security agents say Syner picked up a pair of $95 Burberry shorts along with a $195 Burberry shirt and his teammate, Squires, tried on a $190 pair of Diesel designer jeans.
“They had gone in the dressing room and taken off their clothes, put these on and put their own clothes back on over these clothes,” said Mount.
Von Maur security officers said the teenagers probably didn’t realize from the time they came in the store they had them on camera, especially when they came out of the dressing room.
Mount said, “They were arrested for theft and receiving stolen property.”
“Kids look up to them,” said Gulley. “So they need to take better care.”
Some shoppers who learned of the theft also chimed in saying they should have known better and how shameful it was.
One male shopper said that athletes and singers are supposed to be role models not thieves and dope heads. They are missing their chance at doing something good and making lasting impressions on our young people. But they don’t really care he said, just look at what happened here and just watch the evening news.
The two players face one count of felony theft. There is no word yet if they will face discipline from their team managers.
The Ice headquarters is located at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and they have game highlight videos on Youtube. Those videos feature a few fights.
They’re scheduled to appear in court on Apr. 29 for the felony theft charge. No one at Ice Headquarters could comment on whether they would play in Friday night’s road game
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