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A New York City taxi driver has been rewarded for returning $100,000 (£62,000) worth of jewellery and cash left in the back seat of his cab.

John James forgot a bag containing the valuables after he was dropped off at the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Once he realised his mistake, he was sure that he would never see the bag again.

But Zubiru Jalloh, the taxi driver, noticed the bundle of belongings as he was picking up his next customer.

"I had another fare and when I opened the back door to help the customer, I realised the white bag was inside."

"I saw inside, pictures and jewellery and some money, $229, some paperwork and some artwork," he told the Fox 5 news channel.

Mr Jalloh took the bag home for safekeeping and said he was confident that Mr James would contact him because he had given him a receipt.

With the help of a friend in city government and the receipt Mr James was able to track down Mr Jalloh and was swiftly reunited with his valuable bag.

Mr James offered Mr Jalloh 10 $100 bills as a reward, which he reluctantly accepted, and invited him to the club's Valentine's Day party.

But Mr Jalloh declined the invitation. He said that his Muslim faith told him to return someone else's property.

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Faith is the light that guides you through the darkness.

Three Cheers for Zubiru Jalloh :)

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