Hey, Trav! Burnaby RCMP has your samurai sword

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Burnaby RCMP are looking for the owners of a couple of distinct items they’ve acquired: a samurai sword and a collection of Canadian and foreign currency.

“We are sure that these items carry significant sentimental value for the owners and would like to reunite them with their property,” spokesperson Cpl. Mike Kalanj said in a press release.

This samurai sword was turned into police. Burnaby RCMP are working to find its owner. Photo courtesy Burnaby RCMP

Burnaby RCMP acquired the items in two separate incidents.

A member of the public turned the sword in at a community policing office after she found it in the 6000 block of Balmoral Street.

The ceremonial weapon is engraved with the message, “To Trav, Best Friends. Sam.”

The currency collection, meanwhile, was seized from a theft suspect.

Police responded to calls of a theft at a business in the 3700 block of Lougheed Highway.

A suspect was located and arrested, according to police.

Burnaby RCMP are looking for the owner of this currency collection, seized last month from a theft suspect. Photo courtesy Burnaby RCMP

A search of the suspect’s belongings revealed the collection.

If you have information that could help police locate the owners of the items, call Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999 or Crimestoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at www.solvecrime.ca.