We found £38,000 worth of cash and gold in rotting safe in our garden – and there’s an astonishing twist

A COUPLE has shared how they found £38,000 worth of cash and gold in a rotting safe in their garden- and there is an astonishing twist.

Matthew and Maria Emanuel, stumbled upon the rusted metal box while having new trees planted.

The pair from Staten Island, New York were shocked when they discovered inside the box there were cash and valuables worth £38,000.

The fortune even included $100 bills and bags stuffed with diamonds, gold and jade.

The incredible discovery was made back in 2018.

Matthew told the Staten Island Advance at the time: “I thought, ‘We found buried treasure!’


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“We were freaked out. It’s something you can’t make up.”

The pair were left in shock with their discovery- however, they didn't get to keep any of their findings.

Alongside the treasure, there was a note with a Brooklyn address inside one of the bags, which the pair linked to their neighbors.

Matthew added: “We realised it must have been them, so Monday morning, I walked on over to their house and knocked on their door.

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"I asked them if they’d ever been robbed.”

The NYPD confirmed that the safe was stolen during a burglary at the neighbors’ home in 2011, according to CBS.

The owners of the safe declined to comment – but are said to be "thrilled" to have their cash returned.

“She was like shaking and hugging me,” Matthew said of the woman.

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Maria added, “A couple of people asked us, ‘Why did you return it?’ It wasn’t even a question. It wasn’t ours.”

The safe’s owners blamed the robbery on Robert Costanzo, the notorious “Ninja Burglar” who was convicted of 160 robberies on Staten Island.

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