By The Canadian Press
NEW WATERFORD, N.S. – Police say someone stole thousands of dollars in bills dating back to the 1950s from a Cape Breton home.
The money — bills in green, orange and other bright colours that have long been taken out of circulation — were taken from a New Waterford residence between July 18 and Aug. 21.
Police say the homeowners were away and returned to discover thousands of dollars had been stolen, including the vintage bills — mostly $20s, $50s and $100s.
Cape Breton Regional Police released a photo of old-style notes and asked anyone who sees bills like them in circulation to call them.
Police spokesperson Desiree Vassallo says the bills appeared to be collectibles handed down from a previous generation.
Vassallo said she’s never seen bills like these before.