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Man leaves money case in Aus restaurant

22 November 2011, 16:50

Sydney - Mamma mia! That's a lot of dough, even for an upscale pizzeria.

Police are looking for the owner of a suitcase "full of money" that was left at the Italian restaurant in Sydney by a mystery customer.

Ten Network television reported the suitcase left at Cafe Marco on Tuesday morning contained about 1m Australian dollars ($1m) in $50 notes.

But police will only describe the suitcase contents as "a significant amount of cash".

Detective Inspector Ian Pryde told reporters a man around 30-years-old wearing surfing shorts and a singlet carried the suitcase into the cafe. He then "seemed to get spooked" and left without the money.

A cafe staff member contacted by telephone told The Associated Press she was too busy with customers to comment.

- AP

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