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WATCH: Man steals $1.6M bucket of gold flakes, police say
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WATCH: Man steals $1.6M bucket of gold flakes, police say

Man Steals $1.6M Bucket of Gold Flakes

WATCH: Man steals $1.6M bucket of gold flakes, police say

The New York Police Department has released surveillance video of a suspect wanted in connection with a daring burglary.

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Police say the man began casing an armored vehicle at a stop near Sixth Avenue and West 48th Street about 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Later, he reportedly walked up and stole a 90-pound bucket of gold flakes worth $1.6 million off the truck while the guards were making another pickup.

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Authorities say the suspect is a Hispanic male, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing what’s in this video.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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