Police have said someone has come forward to claim £200,000 found in an air vent of a luxury apartment in Birmingham’s tallest building.
A force spokeswoman confirmed a potential owner had “made themselves known” to officers, since the stash was discovered by two Polish workers at Beetham Tower, in the city centre, last month.
The contractors came across the cash while working on an air conditioning pipeline, but instead of keeping it for themselves, they handed it over to West Midlands Police.
An investigation into the haul, which was made on May 21, continues and officers have scoured the property, seizing “a substantial amount of cash” under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
A source close to the Polish contractors said: “No one knows how it got there but it seems pretty dodgy to me. Why would anyone leave that much cash in an air vent?
“Just think what you could do with £200,000. You could even buy yourself a flat in the Beetham Tower with that sort of cash.”
The money was found on the 26th floor of the 29-storey tower, and outside contractors claim they have been warned by managers against going above the 25th floor.
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman confirmed a search had taken place in one of the prestigious apartments and that detectives were investigating the discovery.
She said: “Officers attended and money was seized at the property. Inquiries are ongoing into this matter.”
Beetham Tower is Birmingham’s tallest residential building and cost £72 million to construct.