Got Gold? This Guy Just Grabbed “$1.6 Million Pot of Gold” From a Security Truck And Walked Off

by | Dec 1, 2016 | Aftermath, Conspiracy Fact and Theory, Entertainment | 55 comments

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    Hey, everybody likes gold.

    And when this guy saw a golden opportunity staring him in the face, he ran with it… and got away.

    This man, who was caught on surveillance footage in New York, walked up to an armored truck and picked up an 86-pound pot of gold – literally.

    He made off with a sealed five gallon bucket of gold flakes that is worth a reported $1.6 million – in what was perhaps the easiest heist in history.

    Despite being identified on camera, police have yet to find the man several months later, but certainly would like to recover the gold.

    According to BuzzFeed:

    The crime occurred in September but was only recently released by the NYPD. According to surveillance footage, the unidentified suspect was walking by the truck when he spotted the pail in the back and grabbed it.

    Inside the 5-gallon container were gold flakes worth $1.6 million, the NYPD said in a press release.

    The pail weighed 86 pounds, according to the NYPD. So, as the thief made his daring escape, he is seen on video being forced to take a rest.

    The man is described by police as Hispanic, 5’6”, 150 lbs, and about 50-60 years old.

    It looks like the security detail was just standing around. People come and go everywhere, all the time in New York, and it doesn’t look like anyone paid him any mind.

    By all appearance, he just casually walked off, and hit the jackpot – though the heavy bucket did compel him to take a rest.

    Insert end of the rainbow pun here – because this might have been this guy’s one big shot at making it in this crazy world.

    Guess he’ll be stocked and prepped to trade on the black and grey market during the next big crisis.

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      1. That’s a lot of lucky charms.

        • I think his determined smile was priceless. .Having a no uniform rent a cop saved how much ? well truck was safely parked . DO real good police officers still give tickets for stupid. Happy Holidays

        • Probably pre-planned inside job made to look
          innocent spur of the moment theft and most likely
          not documented.

      2. If he’s undocumented and not vetted and don’t even know his name…
        The perfect heist…Mr. Goldfinger

        Live Free or Die…with that mouth full of gold teeth

      3. This funny to me, even though it was theft.

        The guards were probably focused on their smart phones when the dude took the pail of gold.

        • He should have been wearing a hat with sunglasses. And there would be no identifiable characteristics to go on. This also shows how many Friggin Big Brother Cameras there are watching your every move in the Cities. Get out of the Cities.

          Yeah the Guard was probably checking his FraudBook account and forgot he was on the job.

          ***Back in 1997 about a mile from where I lived, some lady was walking her dog down a long road with wooded swamps on both sides of the road. She saw something suspicious down in the muck on the side of the road in the woods, instead of checking it out herself, she called the cops. (Mistake-A-Grande) What was found, was a safe and 2 large suitcases. Guess what was inside of them? Of course the Cops try to tie it to some drug ring, so they can confiscate and keep it all for themselves and other Law enforcement agencies to divy up.

          $4.5 Million Could Have Connection To Drug Ring
          January 23, 1997

          Nearly $4.5 million in cash found Sunday along a road near Fort Myers is thought to be connected with an Orlando-based heroin and cocaine smuggling ring, federal agents confirmed Wednesday.

          The money, found in several duffle bags, safes and boxes, including some wrapped inside hair rollers, is similar to cash seized in November raids in Orlando, Kissimmee, Fort Myers and Puerto Rico, said U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Pam Brown. Documents found with the money also are linked to a principal identified in the earlier raids, she said.

          Agents from DEA, the U.S. Customs Service agents, Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation earlier seized nearly $15 million in cash and bank accounts from Jorge Alicea, 42, of Ponce, Puerto Rico, who authorities say is a ring leader, his ex-wife and several relatives and associates in Orlando.

        • Gardeners and those who can their food…

          The new canning lids are different and CHANGES the canning process. Not as good seal and REDUCES the time the canned food is good.

          If you have purchased new lids, please be aware of the change.

          Update on the Canning Process
          Your canning process has changed and it will affect how we all store food for the future!

          • KY Mom;
            Thank You. The bad news is that we have a very large pantry that is probably nearly full of these lids. Some of our tuna dates back to 2011 and it won’t be used up for another couple of years. We can enough that we never finish any of the runs in one year. I guess it is time that we look at the tattler lids. Ah— progress. Isn’t it wonderful.

          • Well guess I’ll just have to switch over to Tattler.

          • That’s odd that she, being a canner for so many years, wouldn’t have already known that Ball and Kerr have been owned by the same Canadian company for a number of years. I’ve known for years. If you go to a store that has both brands, you can see that the packaging is obviously identical except for color.

            The gaskets on the lids have been very thin for a number of years. It’s more like a thin layer of paint than an applied layer of rubber.

            I have a supply of Tattler lids and gaskets. They have been around since the 1970s and have a lifetime guarantee.

          • I have been canning for 23 years and I have NEVER had a problem with these lids.

            I think this lady is blowing smoke.

            She probably doesn’t thoroughly clean the rim after she puts the food inside. If you don’t wipe the rim, the food particles or juice forms a layer between the glass and the rubber and makes a bad seal.

            Clean the rims, not to be confused with rim jobs.

            • Thank you Mom for this good update!!!

              Unfortunately 🙁 I have several thousand lids in storage.

              I can count on one hand the number of failed lids.

              I have a neat trick to keep the seal.

              When you wipe the rim of your jar, WIPE IT WITH VINEGAR.

              Vinegar especially cuts the grease when canning with meats.

          • Not much news here really. Any person who has done a fair amount of canning, realizes if they read all the instruction in canning books (which I have the same Ball Canning Book as in the Video). The recommended combo packaging recommendations to storing the lids for a year may somehow relax the rubber seals back to their original memory position. However… Forget that bogus only one year lid BS Warning. I have loads of lids and will keep on using what I have. And do boil every one of the lids every time for several reasons, 1. It serialized the lid and 2. It also softens the rubber seal for a much better seal. So ignore the box instructions about not boiling.

            *If You boil the combo pack sealing lids in a pot of water anyway, which will soften up the rubber seals, it will quickly and reshape them anyway, and the seal works just fine as usual.
            *Also after you fill the jars with your food via jar funnel, you wipe the glass rims with a paper towel dipped in White VINEGAR, to really clean the top of the glass where the seal occurs. Just using a towel or a towel with water just smears the food around the rim and probably why some lids loose their seal.
            *With your magnetic wand you pull out one lid at a time from the boiling water full of lids, and place it on the jar and seal the lid tight with the screw top.
            *Set the sealed jar to the side for cooling, then go to the next jar and repeat this process.

            Anybody who doesn’t boil the lids first before sealing is an idiot, no matter what the new Instructions say. Its probably to get you to buy more lids, or lesson their liability for some reason. I also boil the lids when I vacuum pack canning jars with dry food. I NEVER HAVE HAD A SEALING PROBLEM WITH BOILING THE LIDS FIRST, EVER.

            I have done a bunch of canning, food lasted for years sealed just fine with what I do, or what ever lids I use. Using the combo pack lids has made no difference in my opinion either. However I do prefer the Ball round dimple to show the pop. I also check the lids again a few days later after canning, to make sure every lid stays sealed with the dimple depressed. Rarely have any jars, maybe (2 jars total)in years, have lost their seals, and mostly due to over filling the jar with food which did not create enough vacuum inside for long term when cooling. You should leave at least an inch gap from the food level in the jar and the top rim, and you will be fine. I am a perfectionist and take great detail when I can food. I have canned everything from spaghetti sauce, chicken soup less the noodles, beef, meats, bbq pork, vegies, etc.

            I use an American Pressure Cooker for canning. I have never been disappointed buying top quality.

            This lady sounds like she smokes a few packs of cigs per day. lol Quit smoking and buy some more lids. lol

        • Well at least he had to “work” for it unlike all the crooks and pedophiles in Washington and other sick rich families and the average sicko kid lovers out there.

      4. that type of gold is easy to get rid of, BUT with his facial PICTURE all over he won’t get very far before he is caught, it is kinda funny! but theft is theft and so much for that!!

        • Except that months later, the dopes in blue are still too busy giving tickets for big crime to the peasants and this dude is out there somewhere living fat.

          Cops aren’t cops anymore, they’re just Highwayman revenue generators. Ima go out on a limb and bet that this guy (as long as he’s left the city) will never be found.

          • I bet he is dead already.

            The mob rubbed him out and took the gold after he tried to sell it.

            • I’m betting he went back to being invisible at his his menial labor job and that bucket is sealed behind some fresh drywall someplace.

      5. Well after the heist, the first thing to do is NOTHING. Maybe even wait a full year of 2 for the dust to settle.. lol Stay safe for a while and split up, and bury the loot in a few dozen hidden caches that only you know about. Then bring in a few partners to launder it into pawn shops in small amounts, that buy junk scrap gold. It will then be resold and sent off to smelter, for making gold bar or bullion. There will be profit for everybody who goes along. Case closed. Never too be seen again. Funny..

        It may have been part of the Gold that was looted from the World Trade Towers just a month before 9-11. Where is that investigation? They could have grinded it down into dust to erase the tracking markings. 86 Lbs is kind of heavy just carrying down the street for blocks.. So he may have stole stolen Gold. Finders keepers.

        • I bet he thought he was stealing a bucket of loose change.

          • Yeah, I bet his eyes popped out of his head when he opened up the bucket and saw Gold. Also beware money bags or buckets may carry GPS RFID attached tracking devices, so when stealing loot like that, put it in a sealed lead container then dip it in water to ruin the tracking device. There is more to this I could say, but let the idiots get caught.

      6. India’s demonetization campaign is not going as expected.

        Angry Mobs Lock Up Indian Bankers As Cash Chaos Soars: “We Are Fearing The Worst”

        “Bankers are bracing for long hours and angry mobs as pay day approaches in India. “We are bracing ourselves for payday and fearing the worst,” the chief executive officer at Laxmi Vilas Bank said, concerned the situation has gotten out of control.”

        “While much of India has become habituated to the sight of people lining up at banks and cash dispensers since the November 8 demonetization announcement, bank officials said the message from the Reserve Bank of India is that supplies may not get any easier in the near future and that they should push digital transactions.

        “We had sought a hearing with RBI as we were not allocated enough cash, but we were told that rationing of cash may continue for some time,” said a banker who was present at one of several meetings with central bank officials.

        “Reserve Bank has asked us to push the use of digital channels to all our customers and ensure that we bring down use of cash in the economy,” said a banker.

        This confirms a previous report according to which the demonetization campaign has been a not so subtle attempt to impose digital currency on the entire population.

        …Some automated teller machines haven’t been filled even once since the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes ceased to be legal tender…

        Typically, households pay milkmen, domestic helps, drivers, etc., at the start of the month in cash. The idea is that all these payments should become electronic, using computers or mobiles.”

        ht tp://

          • And you think Riots and civil unrest are bad now in India, wait until the entire electrical and communication grid collapses for months or years in India and there is no more access period to the monetized digits for transactions?

            A year of food will be priceless. Killings will be monumental. Its a fools game all for greed. Its Probably the master design plan for world population reduction. Massive amounts of investments and wealth are already pulling out of India in fear of all out total collapse. Bitcoin can be hacked and is just another digital scam. A click of a mouse can wipe out all your wealth in that system.

        • This why Bitcoin exists. It’s a digital currency not controlled by ANY gov or bank. It gives power back to the people.

          • Digital is too fragile and corruption prone to serve as currency, a medium of trade maybe. Too many risks for me. Solar flares, man made EMP, hackers, electrical supply, internet, computer crashes…You are missing the forest for the trees. A forest of fiat. We really should try a Constitutional republic with sound money just once before calling it quits.

          • Bit Coin

            if you dont hold it, you dont own it

            • Bit Coin is the biggest scam out there. One day they will wake up and it will all be gone.

        • KY Mom, Their goal is to monetize (TAX) every digital transaction for income, for the almighty Government.

          So I see some here demonizing Islam as the biggest threat. So lets ask this question:

          What sect has been more destructive to America and our people in the last 100 years? Islam or Zionist Israel? Did you know the current vice chairman of the Federal Reserve is an Israeli citizen and the former chairman of the Israeli central bank?

          See the trees from the forest.

      7. Keep the wood pile stocked. Travel plans, pack accordingly.

        Record cold coming to ‘almost entire USA’ – Low temperature records set to be SHATTERED


        “While we end November on a warm note here in the eastern US, there are changes unfolding across the Northern Hemisphere that will likely bring a widespread very cold air mass into the US next week.

        This cold air mass is first going to arrive in Alaska this upcoming weekend with some spots in that state plunging to 40 degrees below zero and way below normal for early December.

        After that, the cold air dives into the western US during the first half of next week and then it’ll likely blast into the eastern US late next week. In fact, by the time Saturday, December 10th rolls around, there may be colder-than-normal conditions all the way from Alaska to the southeastern US.

        Beyond that, it looks like this colder pattern will indeed have some staying power as we move deeper into the month of December.”

        ht tp://

      8. That is more gold than three seasons of Gold Rush production in that bucket of blood sweat and tears. The real fake news calls it a barbaric relic. “Jose can you see by the dawn’s early light”? Damn right, it screwed the banksters out of a half ton or more of paper and re hypothecated gold. Hair on him as long as Corzine walks free. Abbie Hoffman once quipped “The bankers walk free while the shoplifter goes to jail”. Audit the Fed and proceed with truth. Then comes justice. We must make our own destiny before others impose theirs upon us.

        • Wow, GrandpaSpeaks you nailed that. Rehypothification Value… The current rate is 252 Ounces of Paper Gold backed by 1 Physical Ounce of Gold. So compound that 86 Lb Bucket or(1,376. OZ) by 252 and its affect is more like 346,752 Ounces stolen Gold or Paper control over the current Gold rate of $1175 today, and that equates to $407,433,600 in a bucket sitting on a truck not protected. Holly crap. $407 Million, Poof Gone!! Yeah, this guy is in Big Doo Doo. Bet every law enforcement agency in the area is pulling over white vans which they said he jumped into a few blocks away and drove off in. He better ditch the van, wear a disguise and find a boat someplace and hide out for a long time. And he probably initially thought he was stealing a bucket of quarters or something. Wow!!

          How would you like to be the Security Guard that FUBAR’d big time? It has been known that in NY City, that people sweep the dust and dirt off the sidewalks and find gold dust in the dirt and cracks.

          Yeah I would smelter it down into something like big screw bolts, then electroplate the bolts with nickel or brass. Then throw into a bolts and bury them in many various caches.

      9. Get out the smelter!!!

        Turn it into one once ingots. Put it away.

        Can’t be traced!!!!


        • Sgt. Dale,
          changing them into small ingots would be good, and I would imagine that they are jewelers flakes from making hand made jewelry, since that would be smelted, then it would be untraceable, but just for “FYI” gold that has not been smelted carries a origin source that can be traced to only a certain area of origin, another words the actual molecular structure of gold is different for different areas it was mined in, and they can tell the area it came from. thought you might find that interesting, i used to do a little gold mining years ago.

          • why the moderation for this comment?

            • You used the “j” word twice. That’s the problem with poorly constructed algorithms.

        • Hey sarge,
          I have a question. You or another SHTF type can answer.
          How does one verify that the gold is real?
          That is a problem with all PM’s. Is it pure?

      10. I haven’t watched the embedded video, but I saw the footage on teevee.

        Something always seems fishy to me about these “surveillance camera footage”. If these are fixed unmanned cameras, how is it that they zoom in on the suspect and pan back and forth with his movements? How would he be picked to focus on instead of someone else? They pick him up on two different cameras that just happen to be focused on his actions. Seems faked to me.

        It reminds me of the reality teevee shows where the person is in danger of dying or being stranded somewhere alone, yet there is a whole camera crew filming him off screen.

        I could be wrong and would appreciate any feedback to explain these camera movements.


      11. In 1981 a man named Joey Coyle had the good fortune of having $1.2 million in cash literally fall out of a Brinks Armored Car in front of him in Philadelphia. No cameras in those days, he was alone, no make on the car, nothing. He got caught within a week. Certainly one of the dumbest SOB’s to walk the planet. I’m an honest man and most likely would have turned it in, got a reward, made a TV appearance or two for some pocket money and faded into oblivion. It is mentally entertaining to fantasize about keeping it and the logistics involved in staying “Under The Radar” which at that time was pretty primitive. $1.2 million however would raise your standard of living substantially when a very beautiful home back then was $75,000 and an expensive new car $12,000 having friends and family raise questions.

      12. 1.2 million in 1981 dollars is about 6 or 7 million in today’s money. Cut the bag open and look for the transponder. Stick it on a passing tractor trailer.

        • Back in 1981 they had no transponder. Joey Coyle was literally delivered $1.2 million, unmarked. No post “Just Say No” dope / banking laws, no ATM card transactions. Get that money to Switzerland, hold it for 7 years. Without admitting any guilt “Donate” the $1.2 million to Brinks out of the goodness of your heart and time it with a book, “How I Found $1.2 Million”. Get a press agent and attorney, make some TV appearances, sell the rights to a movie. The $1.2 million is pocket change. The story has a lot greater value.

      13. Remember reading about one thousand dollar ice cream sundae with gold flakes. Turning gold stolen from the Towers into untraceable gold chips. Then offering them for consumption in a bazaar ritualistic just desserts.

        __some gold would wind up being flushed down the toilet and wind up in the Ocean.


      14. “Go on take the money and run”……….. I think the dude just happen to be walking by and it was a moment of golden opportunity, so to speak. I’d definitely get some facial plastic surgery done ’cause he didn’t have face cover. Someone will recognize him.

      15. This is one of those stories where you can’t help but to root for the bad guy! Grow a big beard and move to the Bahamas man! Enjoy!

      16. I’ve seen this story blasted in the media. So who does this gold belong to. Or is it a big SECRET.

      17. Awesome!Fuck itt,is insured,you leave a bag of gold lying around would say Warchild might pick it up!As for the zoom in/cttv camera ?,they can work that with a computer if they pick up something that is worth more then a look,in this case worth 1.6 million.I found suitcases with 4+ million,would be a very happy and very silent about it man!

      18. This is either the greatest blunder in history or a well thought out heist.

        Everyone is talking about the guy and the gold, but what about the security guard?

        Who was guarding the truck? Were they in on the heist?

        Did the thief actually just `stumble’ on 1.6 Million in Gold?


        • Mike
          Sshhh. It’s all a big secret. Including who is the owner of the gold. Oh wait… The gold might be in Miami.

          • Supposedly the stolen gold flakes was part of a larger shipment that was headed to Canada.

      19. I would have thought the guy would be Irish and very, very short.

      20. Perhaps he is an employee of the transport company???

        Inside job?

        Sure looks like an inside job.

        • kinda like the Kardashian ‘robbery.’

      21. Hmmm, so that’s what a Leprechaun looks like.

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