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Thief steals case, but misses $13,000 inside
August 30, 2007 / 2:28 PM / 10 years ago

Thief steals case, but misses $13,000 inside

BERLIN (Reuters) - A thief stole a briefcase and threw it away without noticing it contained 10,000 euros ($13,660) in cash, German authorities said Thursday.

<p>A ten euro note changes hands at a supermarket in Muggio on the outskirts of Milan, November 30, 2001. A thief stole a briefcase and threw it away without noticing it contained 10,000 euros ($13,660) in cash, German authorities said Thursday. REUTERS/Stafano Rellandini</p>

“I think they’ll be annoyed when they find out,” said a spokesman for police in the western city of Duesseldorf.

The case’s owner, a 57-year-old Iranian businessman, had reported it missing as he prepared to board a flight in Duesseldorf airport. A policewoman later found it -- ransacked, but still containing the two cash-filled envelopes.

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