Police give forgetful senior €44k 'birthday gift'

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Police give forgetful senior €44k 'birthday gift'
Police count out every last note. Photo: Federal Police

A man who left a rucksack containing €44,000 in Hamburg central station had it returned to him by federal police on Thursday - the day of his 92nd birthday.


An employee at the station had found the rucksack on Sunday afternoon and was shocked to discover that it contained €34,000 in cash and a further €10,000 in a savings book.

Police were informed and were able to confirm the ownership of the contents.

The man from Rhineland-Palatinate arrived at the station on Wednesday – the day of his 92nd birthday – to receive what was surely a very welcome birthday surprise.

The size of the find seems to be quite extraordinary.

“I have been doing this job for 15 years and I have never heard of such a huge amount of money being found,” a federal police press spokesperson told The Local.

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