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Nanaimo RCMP are hoping to reunite a large amount of money with its rightful owner, after it was turned into the department by a Good Samaritan. 

According to officers, the money was found 3 weeks ago on a sidewalk in a north end Nanaimo neighbourhood. 

The cash was found by a 37-year-old man, telling police he had just headed out for his morning run at around 7:30 a.m. when the sight of money lying on the sidewalk caught his eye. 

When he stopped to pick it up, he saw more bills strewn about. 

There was no envelope nearby, however, it did appear as if the money had originally been folded over. 

The man picked up all of the cash he could find and continued on his run. 

When he arrived home, he called the police who took possession of the money. 

“Our Good Samaritan was quite shocked by the amount of cash there was and just hopes that the owner can be found and gets reunited with their money,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

Officers have revealed the amount of cash is somewhere between the amount of $200 and $2,000 and are asking anyone who may have lost a significant amount of money around that date and in that area to give the Nanaimo RCMP a call at (250) 754-2345.

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