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November 30, 2016

WHILE THE DRIVER WAS RETRIEVING HIS CELL PHONE

Police in New York City are looking for a quick-thinking thief who stole an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes worth nearly $1.6 million off an armored truck in Manhattan.

(Thanks to funny man)

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I like bananas on my gold flakes for breakfast.

The theft occurred on Sept. 29 and we're just now getting this story?

The suspect is believed to be hiding out in Florida.

I wonder how many copies of Best.State.Ever that bucket would buy?

They're gr-r-r-r-EAT!

It was on his "bucket list" --that is, to grab a bucket.

Bucket of Gold Flakes opened for... etc. etc.

Quick-thinking thief or slow-thinking reporter? Looks like an inside job to me.

Evidently he got tired of waiting for the bucket to fall off the back of the truck.

Gold thefts of this magnitude are usually well planned inside jobs. A friend of mine was the mine superintendent for the Ortiz mine here in New Mexico back in 1983 then three men stole the entire weeks production of about 1,000 ounces at gunpoint. They had to know the mine and the security, even the day when the weekly shipment was ready to go. The culprits were never caught. This may be the case here. Unrefined gold, when re-melted and poured into small ingot is easily sold and not traceable.

BOLO: Stakeout Home Depot looking for someone trying to buy a propane torch with cold flakes.

That's GOLD flakes

Darn it, Le Petomane, so that's why my poorly planned inside lead thefts have gone wrong. Oh, I've made a profit here and there, but man, my arms are hanging low.

go here instead

http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/crime/article/Police-Thief-stole-86-lb-bucket-of-gold-flakes-10643873.php

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