WORCESTER, Mass. (WGGB) – What started as a trooper trying to conduct a traffic stop ends with State Police recovering over $140,000 in cash.
Around 7:15 a.m. Sunday, State Police say that a trooper was working a speed enforcement detail on Interstate 290 east in Worcester when he allegedly saw a blue Subaru traveling at a high rate of speed and make several other moving violations.
The car then got off of Exit 15, according to State Police, at a high rate of speed. The trooper then saw the car had crashed into a business at the corner of Shrewsbury Street and Prentice Street and witnessed three of the suspects flee the scene.
During the brief foot chase, Trooper Michael Cotton saw 18-year-old Jabriel Nabulsi of Worcester carrying two shopping bags. Once he was taken into custody, investigators found that the bags contained $148,030 in cash, which Nabulsi allegedly admitted to stealing from a parked car in Worcester.
The other three people in the car, identified by State Police as 17-year-old Karla Ocasio of Worcester, 17-year-old Michael Tisdell of Worcester, and a juvenile male, were also located a short time after the crash.
Tisdell, the driver of the Subaru, is facing several driving violations, including speeding, unlicensed operation of a vehicle, and marked lanes violations. Nabulsi and Ocasio are both facing disorderly conduct charges.
Because of this age, charges against the juvenile were not released.
All four were held by State Police pending their arraignments in court.
The case remains under investigation.