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Missing a big stash of cash?

Nanaimo RCMP are looking to return a large sum of money to it’s rightful owner after it was  accidentally left behind at a local shopping mall.

On December 31st, a cleaning crew at a  Nanaimo shopping mall came across a large sum of money left at the north end of the mall.

The cleaning crew turned the money over to the RCMP for safe keeping. 

After speaking to the cleaning crew, investigators believed that an elderly gentleman may have accidentally placed the money down and forgot about it. 

The person is described as between 75 and 85 years of age, 5’2” to 5’4”. He was said to be wearing a distinctive Irish hat and a grey scarf. 

“We often get calls from the media asking us to give a ballpark figure on how much money was turned in,” said Constable Gary O’Brien.

“Let’s just say, it is more than $1,000 and less than $7,000 dollars.”

Anyone with information as to the identity of the money’s rightful owner is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

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