British Columbia

Homeless man turns in $2K found on street in Victoria suburb

A homeless man is being lauded after turning in $2,000 he found on the street in a Victoria suburb because he felt it was "the right thing to do."

RCMP say cash was turned in by man in his 60s who felt it was the 'right thing to do'

A homeless man in Victoria has turned in $2,000 cash he found on the street. (iStock)

A homeless man turned in $2,000 he found on the street in a Victoria suburb because he believed it was "the right thing to do," according to the RCMP.

"This is an incredible display of honesty and selflessness," said Const. Alex Bérubé of the West Shore RCMP.

The Langford man, who is in his 60s and whose name wasn't released, told police he realized the cash belonged to someone else.

"If we are not successful in identifying the rightful owner within 90 days, this Good Samaritan will receive the cash," said Bérubé.

Police said anyone trying to claim the cash must be able to provide specific details of the amount, denominations and location where it was found.