Owners of lost money urged to contact police

Coquitlam

2017-11-28 09:40 PST

File # 2017-37570

Coquitlam RCMP is now investigating three separate instances of envelopes full of money that were found in public places. The RCMP wants to get that money back to its rightful owners.

We want people to know that anyone who makes a police report, including lost money, has a right to privacy, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. We want to assure everyone, but especially people who are new to Canada, that their names will never be released when they call police.

The latest incident was on November 22, 2017, when an envelope was lost at a supermarket at 2929 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam. Other envelopes of cash were turned in on November 18 and September 21, 2017. In two of those cases, the owners of the money are described as Asian.

Here are some tips to lessen the risk when carrying large amounts of cash:

If you ever discover that you have lost cash, call your local police and be prepared to give the following:

You might be surprised how often people turn money and other valuables in to police, says Corporal McLaughlin. That’s the kind of community we live in.

Anyone with information about the three envelopes of lost money in Coquitlam is asked to call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550.
 

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Cpl. Michael McLaughlin

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
coquitlam.rcmp.ca
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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