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Stolen bag of cash returned to Durham Walmart

Posted July 7, 2011 10:13 a.m. EDT

— Someone returned a bag containing $36,000 in cash that had been stolen from a shopping cart outside a Walmart store, Durham police said Thursday.

Police spokeswoman Kammie Michaels said someone returned the bag of money to the store at 5450 New Hope Commons Drive Wednesday evening. The identity of the person who returned it wasn't released.

The owner told police that he had accidentally left the money bag in the cart Wednesday afternoon after loading his purchases in his car and driving away. When the man returned 15 minutes later, his bag and cash were gone.

Police said a man was seen taking an item from a shopping cart, then driving away in a red vehicle.