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Cash, cards and keys: Lost valuable items turned in to Coquitlam RCMP

Did you drop a wallet, key fob or a large sum of money somewhere in the Tri-Cities this summer? A Good Samaritan may have brought it to a local community police station.
Since July 1, 2022, Coquitlam RCMP say its community police stations have had several lost valuable items turned over by Good Samaritans, including nearly 20 wallets and $1,000 in cash.

It appears several Tri-Cities residents and visitors have lost personal property or items of significant value when out in their communities this summer.

Fortunately, Good Samaritans are out there.

In a social media post today (Aug. 18), Coquitlam RCMP said 17 wallets — most of which contained cash — were among dozens of items that have been turned in to local community police stations since July 1.

Large amounts of cash were also found in multiple locations across the detachment's jurisdiction totalling $1,000.

Six key fobs and an assortment of bank and membership cards were also handed over to police, the post explained.

Mounties are encouraging anyone who recently lost any of the above items to contact their local community police station.

Btw, are you missing a safe?

As well, RCMP confirmed to the Tri-City News that officers retrieved a personal safe found in Port Coquitlam this week.

The apparent large-sized dusty black box was located in the Mary Hill neighbourhood on Monday (Aug. 15), said Const. Deanna Law.

Local residents claim on social media it was spotted in an alley near Robert Hope Park — located off Lamprey Road south of École Mary Hill Elementary.

"Police will be opening it to verify if there are any contents," Law said who added no other details are being released at this time as the safe is still being examined by investigators.

Mounties have yet to make a public call for the item's rightful owner.