Moving house is never fun, especially when you reach the dreaded bond clean stage — unless, that is, you stumble across a stash of diamonds in the process.
The thorough cleaning practices of a Cairns renter have uncovered a haul of diamonds that police believe may have been hidden for more than a decade.
Senior Constable Russel Parker said it was believed that at some point from about the year 2000 somebody had “left this little stash secreted inside the unit”.
“It was only found because [the property] was undergoing such a thorough clean,” he said.
Senior Constable Parker said police were trying to reunite the diamonds with their rightful owner, but were remaining tight-lipped about the exact details of the find.
He said fewer than six diamonds were found, but would not say how big they were, or how much they were worth.
“We’re not going to describe the stones or anything like that but anyone who’s left diamonds behind in a residence, I’d suggest, would remember,” he said.
“We’ve made enquiries with jewellers and so on to see if there’s any way of tracing the owners and there doesn’t appear to be.
“These are quality diamonds and certainly they represent quite a deal of money.”
Source : http://www.abc.net.au/news