An Austrian court has ordered a bank robber be given back £51,000 (US$82,000) that he stole 19 years ago because they can't find anybody else to take the money.
Otto Neuman, now aged 63, was a bank manager and the ringleader of a gang that stole £150,000 as well as gold bars and gold coins 19 years ago, and by the time police found them only £51,000 and the gold could be recovered.
The bank that was robbed had been reimbursed by an insurance company, so they refused to accept the recovered money. The recovered gold was turned over to the insurer. By the time the insurer got the gold, its value had increased enough to cover the amount that had been paid out to the bank. That left $82,000, which was returned to the bank robber.