You had one job, ATM employees: A bag full of $150,000 in cash—$10s and $20s—is missing after it was forgotten on a Mahwah, NJ road by ATM employees who were supposed to deliver it to customers.
WABC 7 reports that the "employees stopped at a customer's site on Industrial Avenue late Monday morning. One employee, who normally rides in the back of the vehicle, placed a satchel full of money on the lawn while moving items around inside the vehicle. The driver reportedly believed all was in order when they left for the next stop, and neither employee was aware the money was still on the lawn."
Fifteen long minutes later, one of the employees realized they didn't have the satchel. Mahwah police Officer William Hunt said, "“At some point, the person who was supposed to have the bag realized that it wasn’t in the car with him, but at that point, he was seven miles away so he called back to the office to see if it was still at the curbside where he had left it."
Surveillance shows a man driving a white GMC Savana van pulling up and taking the bag between 11:19 and 11:29 a.m.. He then allegedly drove to a nearby auto repair business and took used tires from a fenced-in area, according to surveillance video, which also shows him taking used tires from an auto body shop.
The ATM employees are reportedly cooperating with the police investigation.
The man who took the bag is described as wearing a T-shirt and long white athletic shorts with a dark stripe. Anyone with information is being asked to call Detectives Michael Grassi or Eric Larsen at 201-529-1000, extension 216 or 217.