On September 29th, a man nonchalantly strolled up to an unattended armored truck in Manhattan, only to flee with literally a bucket of gold. $1.6 million worth of gold flake to be exact, which just so happened to be sitting in the opened rear of a truck. Holy shit.
Gothamist The suspect is described as being around 50-60 years old, 5’6″ and 150 pounds,The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on September 29th, outside of 48 West 48th Street. The NYPD says, “An armored truck company making a pick up discovered that a 5 gallon aluminum pail weighing 86 pounds containing gold flakes (valued at 1.6 million dollars) was stolen from the rear of their armored truck… The unidentified individual is then seen lifting the 5 gallon pail from the truck and fleeing East bound on West 48 Street toward Third Avenue.”
Either this was some Ocean’s Eleven shit and he’s been casing this job for moths (cahoots with the driver), or this guy just saw his shot and took it. It’s not everyday you’re face to face with this kind of decision, and the way this dude is lingering tells me he was having a good/evil battle in his brain. He went for it, he took the gold. His face may have been captured by a gazillion NYC cameras, but he is wiping his ass with gold flakes.