30,000 Euro Reward for Briefcase Lost in Berlin

The owner of a missing Italian-brand briefcase took a full-page advertisement in a daily German newspaper on Friday to offer 30,000 euros (35,000 dollars) for its return.

The anonymous advertisement placed in the Bild newspaper said the owners wanted the grey, suede Brioni briefcase returned, “including its complete contents.”

The ad did not describe what was inside the bag, which was lost at lunchtime in a sushi restaurant at Berlin’s main station on November 4. The ad offered contact with the owner via an email address.

An unconfirmed report by German news website Spiegel Online said that the owner of the bag is a woman over 50 who would like to remain anonymous. The report said the woman had family jewellery and important papers in the bag. It has not yet been handed in.

A full-page advertisement for the Berlin edition of Bild costs 23,866 euros (27,838 dollars), the newspaper said.

Berlin police said they had been contacted about a briefcase stolen from the German capital’s main railway station on November 4 but did not confirm it was the one in the advertisement.

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