News of the mystery benefactor is reported in Monday’s edition of the daily ‘Het Nieuwsblad’. By Monday at total of 1,500 euro had been posted.
The residents of the flats have no idea at all where the money has come from. Speaking in an interview with the paper, a young couple said that they had received 20 euro in their letterbox three days running. When they asked their neighbours if they had also received cash in their letter box, they all said “yes”.
It is still unclear how has posted the cash. “Could someone have won the lottery? Or is it someone with mental health issues?, one resident asked himself.”
Other residents fear that the money might come from criminals.
However, VRT Radio 1’s morning topical programme Hautekiet reports that there are strong indications that the money has been given as part of a publicity stunt by a real estate agent.