The find was delivered to the police station in the district of Tempelhof-Schöneberg, the police wrote on Twitter, adding that the owner of the purse was very pleased.
— Polizei Berlin (@polizeiberlin) September 19, 2017
The young finder was also likely pleased; for her honesty she won’t go away empty-handed, but with €420 instead. In Germany, it’s a legal right for finders of lost items to receive a fee of between 3 to 5 percent of the item’s worth.
In July, another honest person who found 22 gold bars and €3,500 under a tree in Berlin submitted his findings to the police and afterward earned close to €2,000.
A forgetful Berliner had told police that he had put the money and gold down as he was locking up his bicycle – and had then simply forgotten about his valuables.
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