N.B. thieves make off with old Canadian currency, nine long guns
Specimen 1954 series banknotes are shown in this undated police handout photo. The West District RCMP is seeking the public's help with an investigation of a break, enter and theft at a home in Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska, N.B. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Cape Breton Regional Police)
SAINTE-ANNE-DE-MADAWASKA, N.B. -- New Brunswick thieves have made off with a unique collection of old Canadian currency dating back to the 1930s.
RCMP say the stolen currency includes bills from 1954 in denominations of $1,000, $20, $10, $5, $2, and $1, as well as several $100 bills and a $50 bill from 1937.
Seven rifles and two shotguns were also taken from the Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska, N.B., home, as well as a collection of antique forks, gold jewellery and other items.
Police say the thieves struck sometime between noon on June 15 and 5:20 p.m. on June 17.
This robbery comes nearly a year after another East Coast vintage money theft in Cape Breton, N.S.
In August 2017, thousands of dollars in vintage bills dating back to the 1950s were stolen from a New Waterford home while the homeowners were away.