Mystery of Spanish ‘Robin Hood’ who leaves anonymous envelopes with up to 100 euros of cash under villagers’ doors
- An anonymous donor has been leaving envelopes of cash in a Spanish village
- The generous individual has been labelled the ‘Robin Hood of Villarramiel’
- Residents reported receiving envelopes containing up to 100 euros in notes
Residents of a tiny Spanish village have been left mystified by an anonymous donor who leaves envelopes of cash in postboxes or under people’s doors.
Since Wednesday last week, about 15 people in Villarramiel, northern Spain, have received envelopes containing up to 100 euros in notes, Mayor Nuria Simon told AFP.
Locals are trying to work out why a group of apparently unconnected people in a village of just over 800 residents have been singled out for the gifts.
An anonymous donor leaving envelopes of cash in postboxes or under people’s doors in a northern Spanish village has been labelled the ‘Robin Hood of Villarramiel’ (stock image)
Some residents of Villarramiel (pictured) have received messages addressed to them, including adoring phrases, such as ‘The princess of the household’
Some Spanish news reports have labelled him the ‘Robin Hood of Villarramiel’.
‘We’re all bewildered and expectant as we don’t know where this money comes from or who the benefactor is,’ Simon said.
‘We don’t know what the intention is.’
While some got their banknotes in a brown envelope, others also received messages including the recipients’ names, addresses and phrases, such as ‘The princess of the household’ – complete with a heart, Simon said.
Mayor Nuria Simon said residents are ‘bewildered’ because they do not know where the money is coming from
Residents of the tiny Spanish village have reported receiving envelopes containing up to 100 euros in notes (stock image)
‘A widow living with her son, couples with small children, elderly couples, middle-aged couples without kids…’, she said. There is no obvious link between recipients.
Some of those who received the money have gone to the police or the bank to report it, and to check that the banknotes are real: they are.
No police investigation has been opened because, so far as anyone is aware, no offence has been committed, Simon added.