Bag of money found at BC Tim Hortons, police looking for rightful owner


VANCOUVER – The Coquitlam, British Columbia, Mounted Police are seeking to return a bag of money found in a cafe to its rightful owner. Police said a man left the bag of money behind at a Tim Hortons on Austin Avenue on June 20.

The man entered, sat down and left the bag behind when he left.

Police said someone in the community found the “large sum of money” and immediately handed it over.

“Before anyone calls they should know we have a security video of the man who left the money,” Cpl. Michael McLaughlin said in a statement Monday.

The rightful owner will need to answer some specific policy questions to make sure the money is returned to the right person.

The gendarmes want the owner to describe the amount, the names of the invoices and the brand of the bag containing the money.

“It is also a good reminder that if you have already lost a substantial part of your money, you can call the police and make a report”, Cap. Michael McLaughlin said in a statement Monday.

“It’s actually quite common for people to give money back and we’re happy to give it back to the rightful owner.”

In fact, another large wad of cash was found on the North Shore on the weekend of September 5.

The North Vancouver RCMP were able to return the cash envelope to its rightful owner, but not before more than 50 people attempted to falsely claim it was theirs.

If the bag of lost money belongs to you, the Coquitlam RCMP ask you to call the non-emergency line at 604-945-1550 and ask for const. Andrew Krueger.


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