Mystery 'Robin Hood' leaves cash filled safe in Sheffield street as he continues to hand out money across city
A mystery ‘Robin Hood’ who hands out money or leaves surprise cash gifts across Sheffield left a cash-filled safe in the city centre in his latest kindhearted gesture.
The Sheffield man, who calls himself Robin Loxley – a reference to Sheffield's claim to be the birthplace of the legendary outlaw who stole from the rich to give to the poor – has given away thousands of pounds in the city over recent years.
In the past he has left £20 notes dotted across the city, just waiting to be picked up by members of the public.
He has also handed out gold coins.
In his latest gesture he left a cash filled safe on Fargate yesterday morning.
It came at the end of a week-long treasure hunt with a £5,000 cash bonanza up for grabs.
On Christmas Eve 2019, £2,000 was handed out to lucky shoppers at Meadowhall.
In an earlier interview with The Star, the street artist said: “People will interpret it in different ways - that is the beauty of art.
“Some might say I am trying to start a buzz, others might say I am just being generous.
“If people are inspired to be more generous by what I have been doing then that is a good thing.”
Mythical outlaw Robin Hood - while more often associated with Nottinghamshire and Sherwood Forest - is reputed to have been born in the Sheffield village of Loxley.
To find out more about Robin Loxley’s generosity visit his website at www.robinloxley.co.uk