A few days after it was reported that his auto was robbed of a number of items in Athens, Georgia, Smith announced on Twitter that most of the items that were stolen have been returned as police have identified the individual responsible.
Smith's aunt Shaquwanda Baker tweeted about what had happened Saturday afternoon, saying in part, "There were a lot of items taken but none more dear to his heart than his UGA jerseys and helmet".
Smith's jerseys from the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game, The 2018 Rose Bowl and the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl were among the items recovered, according to Summerville police detective Ty Hutchins.
Police said there was no sign of forced entry into the vehicle, parked at an apartment complex. "It was definitely huge".
The Athens-Clarke County Police Department in Georgia wasted no time in helping Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith. I would also like to thank many of you that spread the information on various social-media platforms.
Athens-Clarke County Police public information officer Epifanio Rodriguez tells the Chicago Tribune a fingerprint found in the linebacker's auto identified the suspect and detectives recovered some of the property, but not the iPad.
Athens-Clarke County Police public information officer Epifanio Rodriguez told the Chicago Tribune that they were able to identify a suspect thanks to a fingerprint and that they recovered items from that person as well as one of their family members. "I would just like to thank you guys so much".
Almost all of the stolen items were located expect for a Chicago Bears jersey and team playbook.