Nearly $190K Still Missing After Brinks Truck Mishap In New Jersey

December 18, 2018 - 5:14 pm

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (WCBS 880) — Last week, a Brinks truck spilled more than half a million dollars onto Route 3 in New Jersey and police are struggling to locate all the money.

Nearly $190,000 remains unaccounted for, according to Capt. Phil Taormina.

Already, thousands have been returned to the East Rutherford Police Department.

“Just over the weekend, about six people came in with a combined $104,580,” Taormina said.

Over $500,000 rained down onto the New Jersey highway when the truck's back door malfunctioned and dozens of drivers stopped their cars to snatch up the cash, causing at least two accidents.

Police are asking anyone who grabbed money to return it or face prosecution.

Taormina said they are also reviewing highway footage from a number of sources.

“There's a lot of different cameras, DOT has traffic cameras, MetLife Stadium has some cameras around the perimeter. We've also gotten some people that have voluntarily turned over their personal dash cam footage,” the police captain said.

Those who have already returned the cash said it was the right thing to do.