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Man leaves a million bucks at Italian restaurant

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 14:00

Sydney: Mamma mia! That`s a lot of dough, even for an upscale pizzeria.

Police are looking for the owner of a suitcase "full of money" that was left at the Italian restaurant in Sydney by a mystery customer.

Ten Network television reported the suitcase left at Cafe Marco on Tuesday morning contained about AUD 1 million (USD 1 million) in 50 dollar notes.

But police will only describe the suitcase contents as "a significant amount of cash”.

Detective Inspector Ian Pryde told reporters a man around 30-years-old wearing surfing shorts and a singlet carried the suitcase into the cafe. He then "seemed to get spooked" and left without the money.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 14:00
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