86 Lb. Bucket of Gold Flakes Worth $1.6M Stolen in NY

86 lb bucket gold flakesAn unidentified man took an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes, worth $1.6 million from an armored truck in Manhattan, New York last September 29, 2016.

The NYPD are now looking for the thief who was reportedly hiding in Florida.

Caught on CCTV, the thief took the 5-gallon metal bucket from the back of the armored vehicle. Reports say the heist was made after the guard went to the truck’s cab to get his cellphone.

The incident happened at West 48th Street in New York City’s Midtown section.

Check out the video below showing the thief as he quickly took the 86 lb bucket of gold flakes.

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