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Highly-detailed security footage shows route taken by suspected Tom Brady jersey thief

The shirt has been recovered.

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TOM BRADY’S MISSING Super Bowl 51 jersey has been found, thanks to a joint investigation by NFL security, the Houston Police Department, and the FBI.

The reported suspect is a Mexican journalist named Mauricio Ortega, who resigned from the tabloid newspaper La Prensa on March 14 citing personal reasons.

As a result of the investigation, Brady’s jersey from Super Bowl 49, which had also gone missing, was found, reportedly along with gear from Super Bowl 50 belonging to Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller.

On Tuesday, NFL insider Jay Glazer released security footage he said he obtained from the Super Bowl that shows Ortega entering the Patriots’ locker room, milling about (and even looking directly at the camera), and then quickly leaving with something tucked under his arm.

Glazer told FS1 host Colin Cowherd that he had more than two hours of footage but cut it down to about two minutes to give the viewers a clear sense of what happened.

First, we see Ortega on the field after the end of the game:

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Then he joins an entourage of people behind Patriots coach Bill Belichick and walks into the locker room.

This is well before the media were allowed into the locker room. According to Glazer, Ortega did not have the proper pass to be in the locker room at this time.

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He lingers around the locker room, which Glazer said other reporters were not yet in. Ortega looks directly at the camera:

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Shortly after, Ortega leaves the locker room with something tucked under his left arm:

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As he exits the tunnel, he looks back toward the security guards.

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According to Glazer, Brady’s jersey from Super Bowl 51 is valued at about $500,000 — the estimated value the jersey would have fetched in an open auction.

Pics: FS1

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