Police seek owner of stolen coin collection

Coins from all over the world found in backpack in stolen van in Aldergrove last month

  • Sep. 26, 2012 8:00 a.m.
Hundreds of coins from somebody's coin collection were seized from a stolen van in Aldergrove. Langley RCMP are hoping to find the rightful owner

Hundreds of coins from somebody's coin collection were seized from a stolen van in Aldergrove. Langley RCMP are hoping to find the rightful owner

 

 

Langley RCMP are trying to find the rightful owner of a large coin collection that was believed to be stolen.

On Aug. 21, Langley RCMP Street Enforcement Unit officers were working in the Aldergrove area where they saw a man they knew driving while he was prohibited from doing so.

The driver, a 30-year-old Abbotsford man, was arrested. Police checks of the license plate on the Ford econoline van he was driving showed that the plates should be on an Oldsmobile Cutlass that was not registered at all.

The officers discovered a backpack within the van containing a large number of coins, believed to be stolen.

Neither the passenger or the driver claimed ownership of the backpack, charges for possession of stolen property will not be recommended, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks.

Police would like to locate the owner(s) of the coins.  There is a wide variety of coins from numerous countries.  Some of the coins are quite distinctive and likely someone is missing their collection.

If you are the owner or can assist police to identify and/or locate the owner, call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

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