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This Guy Stole A $1.6M Pot Of Gold And Ran Off With It Like A Goddamn Leprechaun

I wanna know where the gold at.

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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.

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

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

Det. Martin Pastor, who is in charge of the investigation, told NBC New York he thinks it was a crime of opportunity.

"I think he just saw an opportunity, took the pail, and walked off," he said.

"I think when the lucky charm opened up the bucket, he seen the rainbow and seen the gold," he told NBC New York.

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Stephanie McNeal at stephanie.mcneal@buzzfeed.com.

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