‘Unique and rare’ banknotes, coins stolen from Sarnia home

A collection of Canadian banknotes and coins was stolen from a home in a mid-day break and enter this April.

Officers with the Sarnia Police Service (SNS) responded to a break and enter at a home in the 300 block of Fanshawe Drive on April 27.

“The break and enter took place sometime between 10:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. that day,” reads the SPS statement. “The criminal or criminals forced their way into the home through a man door and then proceeded to rummage through the house taking various items.”

The suspect – or suspects – made off with old Canadian currency, including silver dollars; 50-cent coins; $5, $2 and $1 banknotes; plus “very old … unique and rare” Newfoundland banknotes of various denominations.

Gold jewellery was also stolen.

If anyone comes across these banknotes or has any information regarding the break and enter, they are asked to contact Detective Jeff Rovers at 519-344-8861 (extension 6159) or Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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