Guy Swipes $150K That ATM Workers Left on Curb

By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2015 12:26 PM CDT

The cash might have been sitting right there for the taking, but cops are now looking for the man who yesterday swiped a bag filled with $150,000 from a curb in Mahwah, NJ, the AP reports. Police don't know who took the money yet, but they do know who left it there: two ATM cash-delivery workers who didn't realize the sack was mistakenly left on the front lawn near where they were parked, ABC7 reports. Per the station, the employee who usually sits in the back with the money was apparently rearranging the car's contents and accidentally left the bag with the cash on the curb.

The two drove away, and about seven miles later it hit the backseat employee that the bag wasn't in the car, CBS New York reports. They went back, but the money was gone, and surveillance video shows that a white van had pulled up shortly after they left and that a man had stepped out, grabbed the sack, and drove away. CBS notes that an ambulance needed to be called for the distraught worker who had left the money on the curb. And the guy who played finder's keepers? "Anytime you find property that's discarded on the side of the road, it's not just fair game for you to pick it up," a Mahwah police officer tells CBS. (A bag filled with $220,000 was found hanging in a tree.)

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