A man came away with over $1.5 million worth of gold after stealing a five-gallon barrel of gold flakes off the back of a truck on Thursday afternoon.
According to police, the suspect snatched the 86-pound pail from a truck parked in front of 48 West 48th Street around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. The suspect apparently grabbed it off the back of an armored truck that was picking up other metals to be taken to a refinery in Canada. He then escaped east down 48th Street with his flaky haul.
Police describe the suspect as a male in his 20s with short dark hair, who was wearing a black vest, green shirt, blue jeans and a messenger bag. Sources also say he loves gooooold.