Two good Samaritans who kept leaving bundles of cash on the street reveal their identities 6 years later

Wallet. (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)
Wallet. (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)

For years, residents of a small village in the UK were left confused when bundles of cash each amounting to £2 000 (about R 38 000) were left on their streets.

Now, the mystery has finally been solved after two good Samaritans revealed their identities to police, CNN reports.

The generous pair voluntarily came forward after residents kept finding the cash and handing it to police. The cash bundles were found 12 times in the little village in Blackhall Colliery since 2014.

The couple, who asked to remain anonymous, said they felt moved to leave the money for locals to pick up after they kept receiving large amounts of money unexpectedly, Daily Mail reports.

The pair claimed they wanted to give something back and that they felt an emotional connection to the village after being helped by one of the residents.

The kind-hearted duo would deliberately drop the bundles of money where they hoped it would be found by people in need, such as pensioners and people who'd fallen on hard times.

"I would like to thank the good Samaritans for getting in touch, and also to the honest residents of Blackhall who’ve continued to hand the money in," Detective Constable John Forster said.

"We’d encourage anyone who may find another bundle to continue to hand it in. All the previous bundles have been returned to the finder."

Sources: CNN, Daily Mail

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