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Bears refund River Forest family for $920 in stolen tickets

<p>Chicago&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>Bears&nbsp;players celebrate after kicker Robbie Gould booted the game-winning field goal in overtime to beat the Baltimore&nbsp;Ravens&nbsp;23-20 in an NFL football game against the Baltimore&nbsp;Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. | AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh</p>

Chicago Bears players celebrate after kicker Robbie Gould booted the game-winning field goal in overtime to beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 in an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. | AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

The Chicago Bears have refunded a River Forest family for eight tickets worth $920 after they were stolen last month by family friends, police said.

The tickets were stolen sometime between Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 by friends of the couple’s children, who may have been invited into the home without the parents’ knowledge, said Jim O’Shea, deputy chief of River Forest police.

The parents reported the incident to River Forest police on Nov. 27 after learning from their daughter that the tickets — for the Nov. 10 Detroit Lions and Nov. 17 Baltimore Ravens games — may have been taken by friends she invited over while her parents were asleep, police said.

“Possibly some juveniles were involved,” O’Shea said. “It was either friends of the family or friends the daughter or son may have snuck into the house when the parents were asleep.”

The family, who live in the 1300 block of Lathrop Avenue, reported the incident with the hope that the stolen tickets would be replaced with tickets for future games, he said.

“The Bears made the season ticket holder whole,” O’Shea said. “They took care of them.”

Police have not yet determined who stole the tickets, but are investigating the incident, he said.

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