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Good guy taxi driver: Spots €10 000 left in cab, returns cash to owner

2016-11-21 10:38

GOOD SAMARITAN: A Barcelona taxi driver returned a suitcase containing €10 000 to a police station after a Canadian tourist accidentally left it on the backseat. Image: AFP

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Madrid - A Canadian tourist who left a suitcase containing €10 000, the equivalent of $10 500 in cash in a Barcelona taxi has been reunited with his money thanks to an honest cab driver, police said Sunday.

The driver dropped off the suitcase on Saturday (November 19) at a police station in Barcelona's Eixample neighbourhood, home to Guadi's famed Sagrada Familia church, after he realised it had been left behind, a police spokeswoman said.

She added: "Police opened the suitcase to try to find information that could identify its owner. Inside they found €10 000 in cash, baby clothes and a Canadian passport." 

Using the passport police were able to track down the owner and return the suitcase.

The spokeswoman said:"He was really grateful and sent us a thank you note for returning it so quickly." 

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