British Columbia·Citizen Shane

Glen Lancaster's safe contents stolen, dumped, found, returned

Ever lose something priceless or irreplaceable and fantasize about a helpful, generous person finding it and bringing it back to you?

CBC's Shane Foxman finds a North Vancouver man who got an unexpected birthday gift this year

CBC's Shane Foxman hears Glen Lancaster's unlikely tale, and now the search is on for the Good Samaritan at the centre of it 6:01

Ever lose something priceless or irreplaceable and fantasize about a helpful, generous person finding it and bringing it back to you?

CBC's Shane Foxman found a North Vancouver man who had just that happen — months after a thief broke into his home and stole one-of-a-kind film negatives and family documents that were inside a fireproof safe.

Watch the video to hear his unlikely tale of lost items being returned, and about the unlikely character at the centre of it all.


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