Man Walks Off With $1.6 Million Pot of Gold in Apparent Theft Caught on Camera

Yahoo News

A man who discovered a real-life pot of gold was captured on surveillance video apparently stealing it from the back of an armored truck in broad daylight. The aluminum pail was filled with 86 pounds of gold flakes, worth an estimated $1.6 million.

The alleged theft happened earlier this fall in midtown Manhattan, on Sept. 29 at about 4:30 p.m., according to a news release from the New York Police Department on Tuesday.

The video, obtained by ABC News, was captured near the corner of 5th Avenue and 48th Street and shows the suspect fleeing on foot with the stolen black, aluminum 5 gallon pail.

The armored truck had been parked in midtown Manhattan at the time of the alleged theft, the NYPDsaid. There were no reported injuries connected to the incident, the police department added.

The police are seeking an individual they described as a male, Hispanic 5’6″, 150 lbs, 50-60 years old who was wearing a black vest, green shirt and blue jeans. The man is also visible in the video.

Anyone with information in regards to the alleged theft is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or 1-888-57-PISTA (for Spanish). All calls are kept strictly confidential. The public can also submit tips at Crime Stoppers’ website at or by texting 274637(CRIMES) and entering TIP577.–abc-news-topstories.html–abc-news-topstories.html

10 thoughts on “Man Walks Off With $1.6 Million Pot of Gold in Apparent Theft Caught on Camera

    1. Gee….maybe someone ought to take something that belongs to you….after all……they need whatever you have more than you.

      You really hope he gets away with it? No wonder this country is so messed up.

      1. Gee like being tax ! paying for this bullshit gov and the crimes they commit , Idiots abound , why would you care if he stoled from the bankers oui ?

      2. “Gee….maybe someone ought to take something that belongs to you…”

        Gee… you mean like so-called ‘government’ and the international banksters have been doing to ALL OF US for centuries, moron?

        All he did was steal from the rich scumbags that stole it from US in the first place. No one was physically injured in any way.

        Now that stolen wealth will (likely) be redistributed among people it was stolen from in the first place. F%&k the bankers, clownboy!


      3. I’m bettin’ you’re one of those POS commie jewb#tch ‘see something, say something’ good CITIZENS.

  1. If you know who this man is, DO NOT tell the police (or anyone else, for that matter)

    He has more right to that gold than the people he “stole” it from. If he’s allowed to keep and spend it, some of our wealth might actually be returned to our economy.

    The real thieves own the armored car. This guy is Robin Hood. Turn your back, keep walking, and ignore any crime involving a rich son-of-a-bitch being robbed or killed.

  2. LOL they leave the back door open to an armored car with that kind of stash in it ..? in NYC?

    they deserved what ever they got

    I hope he’s never found , and I hope his family is safe
    shoulda covered his face with the bucket

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