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.

Sunday, 23rd May 2021, 9:48 am

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.

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A mystery 'Robin Hood' left a cash filled safe in Sheffield city centre yesterday morning as he continues to hand out money across the city

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

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