ON Saturday, June 20, a customer in Tim Hortons at 955 Austin Avenue in Coquitlam left behind a bag containing a large amount of cash, and Coquitlam RCMP are asking the rightful owner – and only the rightful owner – to come forward.
“It says a lot about our community that someone found this large amount of cash and immediately turned it over to police,” said Cpl. Michael McLaughlin. “Before anyone calls, they should know we have security video of the man who left the money. When the right man does call us, he will need to answer specific questions to make sure we are returning the cash to the correct person.”
The rightful owner must be prepared to describe the amount, denominations of the bills, and the brand of bag that contained the cash.
“This is also a good reminder that if you’ve ever lost a substantial portion of money, you can call police and make a report,” added McLaughlin. “It’s actually quite common for people to turn in cash and we’re happy to get it back to the rightful owner.”
To reach the investigator and claim the cash from June 20, call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and ask for Constable Andrew Krueger.