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NEW YORK (CBS) — A New York couple finds an old safe filled with $52,000 worth of cash, diamonds and gold in their backyard.

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The homeowners initially thought it was an electrical box, but got a closer look after completing some yard work.

money in backyard Tens Of Thousands In Stolen Cash, Diamonds Found In Safe In Couple’s Backyard

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It turns out the safe was stolen from their neighbor during a burglary seven years ago.

The couple returned it, much to their neighbor’s surprise.

At the time, they were told by police it would likely never be recovered.