Thief Walks Off With $1.6M Worth of Gold Flakes

A man was captured on surveillance video apparently stealing a pail full of gold flakes from the back of an armored truck in New York City.
1:55 | 12/01/16

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Take a look at this video and, yes, that's a man reaching into a truck and walking away with a massive pot of gold and he is not a leprechaun just blocks from times square and linsey Davis has the story. Reporter: A reward leading for information of the recovery of this stolen pot of gold. You heard it right. A pot of gold worth more than $1.5 million. Police are calling the investigation operation lucky charms. It was not a sophisticated heist like "The Italian job." 13 across. 4 high. Reporter: Rather police think the robber just stumbled on to an opening and pounced. Do you think he knew it was a buck of gold at the time. I believe he believed it was a value. It was in an armored truck with armed guards. Reporter: It happened in new York City's diamond district. The barrel was taken right out of the back of an armored vehicle at the precise moment when one of the armed guards turned his back. The guard reportedly only noticed the buck was missing because that's the bucket he used to rest his feet while he sat. Loomis, the armored truck company told ABC news their guards were trthed by professional thieves. The container of gold flakes nearly 90 pounds, so heavy the thief had to keep putting it down which might explain why it took him an hour to walk half a mile. He then got into a white car. So it's gold flakes. What would somebody do with that. They could be melted down and put into cubes and then sold. Reporter: This newly released video is from late September. So the culprit has a two-month head start. Police say so far they believe the end of the rainbow for the man they're dubbing the leapt bring Kahn may be Florida. Pawnshops there are on high alert. For "Good morning America," linsey Davis, ABC news, new York. Seems like that was too easy. What a story. Now what to do with those.

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