You Could Find $28,000 Buried In A Vancouver Park From A 1942 Bank Robbery
You could be standing on a gold mine.
Who doesn't want an extra few thousand dollars? You may be in luck if you live near Vancouver's Stanley Park where up to $28,000 was reportedly buried in 1942. Back then after two robbers held up the local Bank of Montreal, getting away with $56,000, which was split by the pair. It's believed that one of them reportedly hid his share in the park, specifically under the Brockton Point.
CTV reports that only three years after the robbery, the thief's girlfriend actually tipped off police about the treasure buried in the park. It's reported that the thief had died in 1944 in a gunfight and the girlfriend wanted the money, however, she died shortly after talking to police but it's not clear how.
With the two people who possibly knew where the treasure was buried now dead, that means that there could still be up to $28,000 buried in the park. Fortunately, prior to her death, the thief's girlfriend gave some instructions on where to find the loot. CTV reports that a newspaper from the time described the site as an "equilateral triangle formed by the trees."
While this triangle of trees exists, police reportedly searched the area and did not find any money. That means it either was never buried there or more excitingly it is still in the park somewhere and police just couldn't find it.
However, now that the potential treasure has been brought to light again, locals have new worries about the possible troves of treasure hunters descending on the park.
In fact, in Facebook reaction to the CTV article about the buried treasure, residents say that the park is going to be a complete mess after this.
These fears aren't completely unfounded. Earlier this year, a company called Gold Hunt hid three chests full of $100,000 each in Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton. They sold maps for eager hunters and the hunt was on.
However, shortly after the hunt launched,, especially in Vancouver. Residents reported that people looking for the money had been digging on their private properties and even causing damage to local parks.
Now with another treasure, albeit a much smaller one, reportedly buried in a public park, locals are worried this will be the case all over again.
Stanley Park is Vancouver's largest urban park. It features beaches, picnic areas, attractions, beautiful landscapes, and possibly $28,000 buried beneath it all.