Man finds $16,000 in suitcase

A good Samaritan has reunited a Melbourne man with a suitcase that had $16,000 cash inside, gaining $1000 as a reward.

A man found the suitcase containing the cash and some ID on a street corner in Sunshine on Tuesday afternoon, Victoria Police said.

He took it to the local police station and they made contact with the relieved 57-year-old owner of the suitcase.

The owner of the cash had a nearby business and was putting things into his car when he accidentally left the suitcase behind, a police spokeswoman said.

"He's stoked that it was returned," she said.

He rewarded the good deed by giving the man $1000.

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