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Video: Thief snags bucket full of gold off truck in Manhattan

Surveillance video captured the man waddling down a New York street after grabbing the bucket off an armoured truck in Midtown Manhattan.

NYPD are searching for a man they say stole a bucket full of gold, worth $1.6 million, off an armoured truck in Manhattan.

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NYPD are searching for a man they say stole a bucket full of gold, worth $1.6 million, off an armoured truck in Manhattan.

He walks pretty quickly for someone carrying 86 pounds — perhaps because the content of the bucket is worth $1.6 million.

New York police released surveillance video from Sept. 29, showing a man milling about an armoured truck in Midtown Manhattan before grabbing a bucket off the back of the vehicle and scurrying away.

All the while, two men are sitting in the truck's cab, unaware they just got robbed.

Police say they don't believe the man knew the contents of the bucket, but that he probably knew there was a chance it had value.

"I think he just saw an opportunity, took the pail and walked off," NYPD Det. Martin Pastor told WNBC-TV.

Police are searching for the suspect, who they believe is now in Florida.