Where did this money come from?

North Vancouver

2017-04-19 15:35 PDT

File # 2017-8001

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That is what the North Vancouver RCMP is asking after they seized a significant amount of cash and rare coins from a male with no fixed address. The monies were discovered on April 06, 2017 at approximately 11:00 pm in the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver after the North Vancouver RCMP Strike Force had observed a male acting suspiciously. The male was arrested for ‘Trespassing at Night’.

Subsequent to the arrest police seized from this 21 year-old male a large amount of cash along with a valuable coin collection of international origins. The male also had in his possession a pair of bolt/lock cutters. When questioned by police the suspect could not provide a lawful explanation of how and where he came to be in possession of the large amount of money.

Investigators are certain that the monies are stolen, perhaps from a break and enter of a residence or business, said Cpl Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. Residents, not only of the North Shore, are encouraged to check the places they may hide their valuables to see if they are still there!

If these monies are your property and you can provide accurate and specific details of the total amount the police would be pleased to return them to you. Please quote file number 2017-8001. The North Vancouver RCMP can be contacted at 604-985-1311. By identifying the rightful owner of the money it will assist the police in charging the suspect criminally with ‘Possession of Stolen Property’.
 

Released by

Cpl. Richard De Jong

Media Relations
North Vancouver RCMP
nvan.bc.rcmp.ca
147 East 14 St, North Vancouver, BC, V7L-2N4
Office: 604-969-7561
Cell: 604-363-5584
Fax: 604-990-7450

Email: richard.dejong@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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