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German 'Robin Hood'; Town Has Mystery Benefactor

First Posted: 03/ 5/2012 2:12 pm Updated: 03/ 5/2012 2:37 pm

There is an unsolved mystery in Braunschweig, Germany that gets more puzzling by the day; unmarked packages with tons of cash are being left at various organizations such as hospices and churches.

The packages are not only unmarked, they have been hidden somewhere on the grounds of the chosen charity; under a mat, behind doors and in the kitchen of a homeless shelter, among other places.

The day after the local newspaper ran a story about a robbery victim, the unknown benefactor struck again- leaving almost $14,000 dollars at the crime victims’ aid group in Braunschweig.

While the donor seems to wish to remain anonymous - the residents of the town are grateful and full of excited speculation as to who the Robin Hood might be. Are they a lottery winner, did they receive an inheritance or were they just struck by need in their community and decided to act? We may never know...

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Filed by Caroline Weller  |