The owners of a missing Italian-brand briefcase took a full-page advertisement in a daily German newspaper on Friday to offer $35,000 (€30,000) for its return.

The anonymous advertisement placed in the Bild newspaper said the owners wanted the grey, suede Brioni briefcase returned, “including its complete contents.’’

The ad did not mention what was inside the bag which was lost at lunchtime in a sushi restaurant at Berlin’s main station on November 4.

Contact with the owner is offered via an email address.

A full-page advertisement for the Berlin edition of Bild costs €23,866, the newspaper said.

Berlin Police said they had been contacted about a briefcase stolen from the German capital’s main railway station on November 4, but did not confirm if it was the one in the advertisement.

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