Man leaves stolen vehicle, runs away with 1977 Yankees championship ring and bronze urn: NYPD

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CANARSIE, Brooklyn – Police are looking for a man who allegedly stole a car, then left it on a Brooklyn street before taking a 1977 World Series ring and a bronze cremation urn last week.

A 49-year-old man parked his car in front of 133 W. 27 St. in Chelsea on November 2 around 2 a.m., but when he returned – it wasn’t where he left it, the NYPD said. The vehicle appeared two days later in front of 449 E. 89 St. in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn, according to police. However, upon further inspection, a 1977 Yankees World Series championship ring and a bronze cube cremation urn were reported missing.

Police say the ring belonged to a staffer, not a player, with the Yankees organization.

A surveillance image shows the thief exiting the vehicle on 89th Street on foot to parts unknown.

There were no injuries as a result of the robbery.

The man is described as an adult, last seen wearing a black jacket, multi-colored hat and gray pants.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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