People in a tiny English village keep finding mysterious bundles of cash on the street
- Bundles of cash amounting to £2,000 (R38,000) keep turning up under mysterious circumstances in a village in northern England.
- They are always left "in plain sight" such as on pavements, where people in the town have picked them up and reported them to the police over the years.
- 13 bundles have been reported to police since 2014. The latest was found on Monday - making it the fourth one to be found this year.
- A spokeswoman from Durham County police told Business Insider that if the money is not claimed within two weeks it is given back to the person who reported it.
- Detective Constable John Forster, the officer in charge of the investigations, said it could be the work of a "Good Samaritan" in a statement, and thanked residents for being honest and handing in the money.
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Mysterious bundles of cash are turning up on sidewalks in the small northern English town of Blackhall Colliery, County Durham.
13 of them have been reported to police since 2014, each containing £2,000 (R38,000) and always made up of £20 notes, according a police statement sent to Business Insider.
The latest bundle was found on Monday, and is the fourth to have been reported just this year.
A spokeswoman from Durham County police told Business Insider that if they money is not claimed within two weeks it goes back to the person who found it.
Police interviewed numerous people and organizations in the village, including the local bank and the post office, and even tested for fingerprints - but no explanation has been found regarding the bundles of cash.
"These bundles are always left in plain sight such as on pavements (sidewalks) and discovered by random members of the public who have handed them in," said Detective Constable John Forster in the statement.
"This could be the work of a Good Samaritan but we would like to thank the residents who have shown incredible community spirit by handing the money in," he said.
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