Big G, the Harlem Globetrotters’ 10-foot inflatable mascot, was stolen from their tour bus on Monday night.
Around 4 p.m. on Monday, Big G was safely tucked in his case in the luggage compartment of the team’s tour bus, parked at West Hastings and Seymour Street. When the team returned to the bus early Tuesday morning, they discovered that Big G, his battery pack and the teams’ sound mixer had been stolen.
Tuesday night, VPD officers responded to an East Vancouver apartment to recover a stolen computer. While inside the suite, police located a number of other suspected stolen items. Without being able to track down the rightful owners, the goods were taken to the VPD’s property office where they were secured for the night to await further investigation.
Following Wednesday’s media coverage of the Globetrotters stolen mascot, officers recognized that one of the items resembled Big G.
Late Wednesday afternoon, Big G was reunited with his teammates, as the Globetrotters prepared for Thursday night’s game.