A gentleman, driven by business prospects, acquired an antiquated warehouse on the outskirts of the city through an auction of abandoned real estate. Several months later, upon inspecting his purchase, he was astounded to find the space devoid of clutter, requiring no cleaning. However, a peculiar discovery awaited him at the center of the room – a securely locked safe. Intrigued by this unexpected find, he decided to enlist the services of a locksmith to unveil the mysteries hidden within the rusty iron box.
The warehouse proved to be a costly venture for the man, as the sale of the old premises did not consider the land’s value. Essentially, the Englishman had stumbled upon the building serendipitously, hopeful of discovering something of worth inside.
The locked safe, positioned conspicuously in the room’s center, stood as the sole item presumed to hold value. Facing a challenge, the man had to summon specialists twice; the initial locksmith proved inadequate for the task. However, the second locksmith successfully cracked the lid, revealing a substantial surprise for the buyer.
Neatly arranged on the aging shelves were stacks of currency. In total, the Briton amassed 5.8 million pounds, equivalent to 1,040,472,283 rubles. The identity of the buyer remains undisclosed, with only the knowledge that he promptly transferred the entire sum to the bank before swiftly departing the country.