Customer leaves suitcase with 1 million cash at Sydney cafe

Nov 22, 2011, 16:02 IST | Agencies

A customer had a pleasant shock for staff at a pizzeria in an uptown restaurant here when he left a suitcase with a whopping 1 million Australian dollars (USD 1 million) after enjoying a hearty meal.

The 30-year-old man, wearing surfing shorts, walked into the Cafe Marco, an Italian restaurant, but staff said the customer apparently got spooked and walked out of the joint leaving the suitcase stuffed with cash.

City police, who were informed, said they were on a lookout for the customer who left the money, but described the contents of the suitcase as a "significant amount of cash."

However, Ten Television and other Australian media said that the suitcase contained 1 million Australian dollars stuffed with 50 dollar notes.

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