The RCMP wants to to return this envelope stuffed with cash

Brent Richter - North Shore News


file photo Mike Wakefield, North Shore News

Somewhere in North Vancouver, a renter is in hot water with their landlord.

RCMP say a Good Samaritan found and turned in an envelope labeled “rent money” and stuffed with cash Nov. 1.

The money was left in a shopping cart at a local grocery store.

“Obviously we’re not disclosing the amount or the grocery store but we’re hoping that person who went home and realized they lost the envelope with their rent money will come forward. We’d like to give it back to them,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong, North Vancouver RCMP spokesman. “Cash is still king.”

Far more often, De Jong is tasked with issuing press releases about people who have been taken by scams or fallen victim to crime. Stories like this “restore our faith in humanity,” he said.

“It speaks to human nature in that we do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” he said,” he said. “Someone did the right thing and what goes around comes around.”

Anyone wanting to claim the money and get their landlord off their back is asked to contact North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311.

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