Police in Nanaimo hope an image taken from a found cell phone will help reconnect the device with its rightful owner. Photo submitted

Nanaimo Mounties looking for owner of cell phone

Police call number, but woman who answered said it’s not hers

Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help them connect with the owner of a found cell phone.

According to police, the phone was found on a street in downtown Nanaimo on Feb. 27.

Investigators called a number they retrieved, but a woman it connected them with said the phone was not her’s and she didn’t know why her name would be associated with it.

Police have since published an image of a man on the phone’s home screen in hopes that someone might be able to identify the rightful owner.

Anyone with information about who owns the phone is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 and quote file No. 2019-6914.

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