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Diner leaves $1 million in a suitcase at Australian pizzeria

Sydney police are searching for the man who left a suitcase full of cash at an Italian restaurant this morning.

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AUSTRALIAN 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 this morning contained about AUD$1 million (€728,000) in $50 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.

A cafe staff member contacted by telephone told The Associated Press she was too busy with customers to comment.

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