After arresting a 21-year-old man who had “a significant amount of cash and rare coins” with him, North Vancouver RCMP are scratching their heads as they try to figure out where the money and valuables actually came from.
The man – who has no fixed address – was arrested in the Lower Lonsdale area at approximately 11 pm on April 6, for “Trespassing at Night.” It was during his arrest that the goods and money were found. The man also had a pair of bolt/lock cutters with him.
“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,” said North Vancouver RCMP in a release.
Investigators are “certain that the monies are stolen, perhaps from a break and enter of a residence or business,” added North Vancouver RCMP Cpl. Richard De Jong.
“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.”
Anyone who believes the stolen property and money is theirs is asked to call North Vancouver RCMP, quote file number 2017-8001, and provide “accurate and specific details” of the cash amount, as well as the goods.