Second arrest over McCabe kit theft
Wed, 08 Aug 2012 1:46a.m.
A second person has been arrested over the alleged theft of Australian runner Andrew McCabe's kit bag from his pre-Olympics training venue.
The 21-year-old Queenslander mistakenly thought his running spikes were in the bag that was taken from the side of the track as he trained at Tonbridge School, Kent, on Friday.
"My athlete is a little red-faced because his spikes clearly weren't where he thought they were, in the bag that was stolen," Australian Olympic Committee media director Mike Tancred told AAP.
The bag did contain McCabe's national kit and personal items including his mobile phone.
Kent police confirmed on Tuesday that two people - a 28-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman - had been arrested in relation to the theft.
Both have been released without charge pending further inquiries.
"Property has been recovered but the running spikes no longer form part of the investigation," police said in a statement.
"The athlete has got his spikes back and are no longer being treated as stolen property."
Tancred thanked police for their efforts and said McCabe is prepared for his 4x100m relay heat on Friday.
"He's all good to go and I hope he gives the Kent police a wave on his way across the finish line," Tancred said.
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