Police want them to change their minds.
In a letter sent around to townsfolk, police again asked for a return of the money and added: ‘‘If you have additional information regarding people who picked up money, pass it along to our services.’’
In those magical minutes that Saturday, it remains unclear whether anyone took out a camera or a mobile phone to capture the moment. And there’s no CCTV on the street.
The lack of evidence only adds to the suspense for mayor Arnou. But the consequences promise to be serious.
‘‘For now, police are still trying benign ways,’’ he said. ‘‘Once everyone has had the chance to talk and it turns out they still have money, then the legal cases will come.’’