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Jagr Bobbleheads Recovered, Full Update



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The Jaromir Jagr bobbleheads that were stolen on their way to Pittsburgh have been recovered, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced Monday, and the team has plans to get them into fans’ hands.

Fans who received vouchers at the March 14 game after the promotional giveaways did not make it to Pittsburgh will be able to redeem those vouchers April 6 from 11:30 a.m. until 30 minutes after the game behind Section 112 if they have a ticket for that game against Tampa Bay.

Fans with vouchers also can get their Jaromir Jagr bobblehead April 7 during a drive-through event at PPG Paints Arena from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fans should enter the garage at 1300 Centre Avenue.

Fans with vouchers needing more information can check here.

So on on to mystery of what happened in terms of the heist. The Penguins provided this description:

“The Penguins were notified last week that a special cargo recovery team negotiated the return of the stolen property to a secure warehouse located in Ontario, California. The truckload arrived in Pittsburgh (Monday) and is expected to be delivered to PPG Paints Arena within the next week.”

Sounds a little like something from a detective show, but the team hasn’t provided further details, such as whether the thieves were apprehended, or whether the thieves knew exactly what they were stealing. And just what sort of negotiations? Did the thieves get Mario Lemieux bobbleheads in exchange for the Jagr dolls? Or maybe tickets to Picklesburg? Or vouchers for Primanti Bros. sammies?

The Penguins, in announcing the robbery at the time, said multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in the trying to recover the bobbleheads, which were sponsored by Neighborhood Ford Store. The story went viral. Jagr, who was in town for his jersey retirement ceremony, even cooperated in a clever video calling for the recovery of the bobbleheads.