HANDYMEN TEAM FIND NEARLY $20,000 IN GOLD, SILVER IN RUSSELL ISLAND HOME
An island handyman team weren’t totally surprised when then found nearly $20,000 in Gold and Silver nuggets, coins and jewellery in a Russell Island home.
They had been sent to the home by Geoff Walsh of Russell Island Real Estate after a tenant had recently died.
“It was known there was some gold and jewellery somewhere on the premises, even though previous searches had been carried out with no success,” Geoff told The Friendly Bay Islander.
It took Don and Max McMillan of the DBSM Maintenance Group to come up with the find.
There was a fair bit of work to be carried out on the property and they had been asked to ‘keep their eye open’ for the possibility of such a haul.
They found it when then went to remove a cabinet.
The Gold and Silver nuggets and jewellery were in a bag behind the kick plate of the cupboard.
“It had been very cleverly concealed,” Geoff Walsh said.
The team made sure they got a photograph of the fortunate haul before handing it in to Russell Island police.
The family of the man who occupied the property were ‘delighted’ when they were told the hidden haul had been found.
“The family were hoping it would be found, and it was,” Geoff Walsh added.
• Don and Max McMillan and open of their tram with the bag of Gold, Silver, coins and jewellery!