Hingham Police are asking locals to be on the lookout for a man who had been to Derby Street Shoppes, but not because he’s suspected of a crime, but because he left behind an envelope of cash.
Hingham Police said the man entered White’s Bakery inside the Derby Street Shoppes on Friday at 3:11 p.m. The man walked in, picked out item to purchase, and while at the counter removed a folded envelope from his pocket.
Police said in the course of talking with the clerk and pointing out his intended purchase, he left the envelope on the display counter. Police said he did not discuss the envelope or money with the clerk, and paid for his items and then left.
Police said the man had walked toward the Apple Store and out of sight when another clerk saw the envelope and picked it up. Seeing it was full of cash, she turned the envelope over to the manager for safekeeping.
Police said no one came back to the bakery to claim the money, and so the bakery contacted the police. Hingham Police said it has had no inquiries about the cash.
Police described the man as white, with thick, dark hair. He is 40-50 years old, and was wearing dark pants, a dark jacket, and tan boots or shoes.
Police said the envelope had no writing or markings on it, and contains a large amount of cash.
“We are hoping to return the money to the man if it was accidentally left behind,” Police said in a release. “If you recognize the man in the video, please have him contact the Hingham Police.”
Those with knowledge of the person should call Officer Eric Chessler at 781-749-1212.