The residents of Blackhall Colliery, near Hartlepool, have been finding bundles of £2,000 ($2,600) randomly placed about the village since 2014, with at least 13 people coming across the cash. Imagine that, eh?
For the past six years, Durham Police have been stumped as people come forward to say they’ve found the money – but now, cops say they know who is behind it.
According to the post, both of the kind-hearted people say they ‘had recently received unexpected windfalls and told police they wanted to give something back’. Feel free to send some my way, guys.
The post goes on: “One of the Good Samaritans told detectives that they felt an ’emotional connection’ to the village after being helped by one of the residents, so she wanted to repay the kindness she received.
“Since 2014, the pair have repeatedly visited the village to leave behind bundles of bank notes, with £26,000 being handed in over the last six years.
“In many cases, they deliberately left the money where it would be found by people in need, including pensioners and people who had fallen on hard times.
“They would often wait around to make sure the cash had been picked up, but have never sought any thanks for their donations.”
The bizarre case hit headlines last year, when police issued a statement to thank the honest individuals who had found the money and told authorities.
Although the pair behind the cash donations have come forward to police, they have both said they wish to remain anonymous – and police say they’re unsure if the generous duo will continue to leave money out.
Detective Constable John Forster, of Peterlee CID, said: “I’m really pleased we have an answer to this mystery and am glad we can now definitively rule out the money being linked to any crime or a vulnerable person.
“I would like to thank the Good Samaritans for getting in touch and also to the honest residents of Blackhall who have continued to hand the money in.
“We would encourage anyone who may find another bundle to continue to hand it in. All the previous bundles have been returned to the finder.”