A BIN bag containing thousands of pounds in cash was left on the doorstep of a former vicarage in York.
The householder at the property, which is now a private residence, was stunned to find the money on Tuesday, bin collection day for the area, and handed it into the police.
Officers have not revealed how much cash was in the bag and are trying to find out where it may have come from.
Detective Inspector Andrea Kell of York CID, said: “This is a very unusual find which remains unexplained and we would like to find out where the money came from and rule out any criminal connection.”
The bag was discovered at 10am on Tuesday and officers believe it will have been left at some point during the early morning.
Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.