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Australia Tradies unearth thousands in cash in Gold Coast backyard

04:10  02 november  2019
04:10  02 november  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Tradies have unearthed thousands of dollars in cash buried in a Gold Coast backyard . The workers were clearing land at a Runaway Bay property on Thursday when they discovered the money – wads of cash wrapped in plastic containers and duct tape. "You couldn't even see into them

Tradies have unearthed thousands of dollars in cash buried in a Gold Coast backyard . The workers discovered the money - reported in media to be old notes valued at The cash has been handed in to police, who are conducting a forensic analysis on it and carrying out further searches of the yard .

Tradies have unearthed thousands of dollars in cash buried in a Gold Coast backyard.

The workers were clearing land at a Runaway Bay property on Thursday when they discovered the money – wads of cash wrapped in plastic containers and duct tape.

"You couldn't even see into them – So they were there to be preserved," worker Jake Johnston told 9News.

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The tradies called police who uncovered more cash packages bringing the total close to $200,000.

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Tradies have unearthed hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash hidden in sealed containers beneath a suburban backyard . Real estate records reveal the land was an empty lot during the 1980s when notorious 'postcard bandit' Brenden Abbott was robbing Gold Coast banks.

Tradies have unearthed thousands of dollars in cash buried in a Gold Coast backyard . Demolition workers on a townhouse development site discovered some of the money – reported in media to be old notes valued at about 0,000 – in sealed plastic containers while clearing a site at Runaway Bay on

The money is all paper bills, which were phased out in Australia in 1996.

According to real estate records, the location was a vacant lot in the 1980s, around the time notorious "postcard bandit" Brendan Abbott was committing crimes at Gold Coast banks.

According to court records, some of the banks Abbott targeted in 1995 were near the Runaway Bay area.

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While millions of dollars were stolen by the now-incarcerated man, some of the money was never recovered.

The last owner of the Runaway Bay property was a man who suffered dementia and lived there for 15 years, before his death in 2017.

The land now belongs to developers and police are conducting a forensic analysis on the cash to try and determine its source.

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