connectVideoChaos on New Jersey highway after armored truck spills cash
New Jersey authorities are still trying to recover from a part of the money that spilled from a truck on a highway last week, with the latest outstanding figure coming in at about $189,000, according to police.
Since the incident Thursday morning, money is trickling “in dribs and drabs,” Captain Phil Taormina of the East Rutherford Police told NJ.com on Tuesday.
The situation occurred on Route 3 West after a Brinks truck had a mechanical problem with the rear passenger door causing the door to open during the trip,” police said in a press release.
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“As a result, it was ultimately determined that a plastic bag containing $140,000.00 in cash and a plastic bag containing $370,000.00 in money, had fallen through the open door onto the roadway, causing the bags to be opened,” police said. “The vehicle of the traffic along the windy conditions cause the coin to the air and scattered all along the highway.”
In videos posted to social media, motorists can be seen and leave their cars as they scramble to grab the money from the travel lanes.
Brinks workers and motorists know to recover $205,375, police said. Since then, an additional $115,670 is returned.
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The police repeated their plea for anyone with money in connection with Thursday’s incident to issue to the authorities. $188,955 was still missing, she said.
The police put a word of warning is that individuals can be faced with theft charges if the money is not back, NJ.com reported. There are still no arrests, authorities make use of mobile phone images of the oil spill in an attempt to track people down, Taormina told the outlet.
“It depends on who our detectives are able to identify in those videos,” he said.
Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.