He might have his pot of gold — $1.5 million value — however the NYPD is hoping this criminal gained’t get to the top of the rainbow.
On this case, that’s Orlando.
Police hope video footage and a $100,000 reward will result in the arrest of a thief who swiped an 86-pound barrel crammed with gold flakes from an armored automotive on W. 48th St. close to Fifth Ave. on Sept. 30.
The gold is value $1,565,000, and the suspect probably has no concept what he took, police stated.
“It was simply an opportunist. I don’t assume something low cost could possibly be in an armored truck. He would seize something,” stated Detective Martin Pastor of the NYPD’s Main Case Squad.“As I might say, this leprechaun grabbed a pot of gold.”
Pastor stated the thief waited for one of many truck staff, who’s usually posted inside, to stroll to the entrance of the car and switch his again.
Because the criminal carried the heavy black barrel, he walked east on 48th St., turned onto Third Ave., then onto 49th St. earlier than hopping right into a white automotive. That roughly half-mile stroll took him an hour, Pastor stated.
Police consider he’s within the Orlando space, and are asking pawn store house owners to be looking out for anybody promoting off scoops of gold flakes.
The gold flakes have been en route from Pennsylvania to Canada once they have been taken, cops stated.
Armored automotive firm Loomis is providing a $100,000 reward for info resulting in the thief’s seize, police sources stated.
A Loomis consultant didn’t return a name looking for remark.
Cops are asking anybody with info to name Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.