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Suspect in Midtown gold flake theft, 9 29 2016

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posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 06:39 PM
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This was just released.

1.6 million in gold flakes in a bucket. And he just walks away with it. Brazent.
This guy has just pulled the easiest most profitable heist ever, in my opinion. They will never find him, he is long gone from NYC, probably the country by now.

Where where the guards? I cannot spot anyone paying any mind(except the thief) to the van full of gold. Someone with Loomis failed big time in securing the contents of that armored van.

I think it is almost hilarious as to how easy this was to do. Yes his face is memorialized, but 1.6 million can go a long way to never be seen again.
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posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 06:44 PM
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a reply to: jappee

Yeah and gold is easy to sell. But the video is to good someone will recognize him and he will get caught.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 06:45 PM
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a reply to: jappee

I wager he will be caught in the next few days.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: goou111

Two months later? Sure they may eventually identify him, but that's a lot of time to get some distance from the crime, never mind the country. Canada is not far.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 07:00 PM
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originally posted by: jappee
a reply to: goou111

Two months later? Sure they may eventually identify him, but that's a lot of time to get some distance from the crime, never mind the country. Canada is not far.


He has probably already been identified.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 07:03 PM
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I hope he smokes it all in crack.

And then they find him haha.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 07:09 PM
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Run fast and far GOLD FLAKE MAN! May you live in gilded glory among the stars.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: goou111

So they know who he is, but released the video to demonstrate his method?

I see a complete failure in security than anything else. One man doing his job where he should be at the back of the open van, would have prevented the suspect from even trying this at all.

ETA; This guy didn't even threaten or endanger anyone in the process.
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posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 07:32 PM
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originally posted by: jappee
a reply to: goou111

So they know who he is, but released the video to demonstrate his method?

I see a complete failure in security than anything else. One man doing his job where he should be at the back of the open van, would have prevented the suspect from even trying this at all.

ETA; This guy didn't even threaten or endanger anyone in the process.


No they released the video to get him identified. And I bet as soo n as the video went on the local news hw was identified within 20 minutes.

And I saw this video earlier today on my 5 oclock news so they have had the video out for a while.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 07:37 PM
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originally posted by: goou111

originally posted by: jappee
a reply to: goou111

So they know who he is, but released the video to demonstrate his method?

I see a complete failure in security than anything else. One man doing his job where he should be at the back of the open van, would have prevented the suspect from even trying this at all.

ETA; This guy didn't even threaten or endanger anyone in the process.


No they released the video to get him identified. And I bet as soo n as the video went on the local news hw was identified within 20 minutes.

And I saw this video earlier today on my 5 oclock news so they have had the video out for a while.


I can't argue that.
So what's his name?



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 07:45 PM
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Yes he is a criminal at large. Yes he should be caught then brought to justice and serve the penalty. He may have been identified thus far. Not really my point.

What I want to know is "Where is the security?" Is no one noticing the absolute failure in the security of MILLIONS in gold flake? There were several buckets in the van, he only took one(gold is heavy). Secured(allegedly lol) by a known established company; Loomis. SMH Others have to answer to this besides the thief who just schooled them in the art of just walking away with 1.6 million.
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ETA; It's not like he tricked or overpowered them with anything...except balls.
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posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 08:08 PM
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I would suggest in the end they will find that this random man on the street, ain't so random. I would suggest that he cased this particular company. If he is just a random dude, who decides in about 2.3 seconds, to do what he did. I don't know how he got away, cause those HUGEEEE balls should be draggin the street like two fleshy anchors.
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posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 08:32 PM
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Just curious here, but on a legal side, how much trouble can he really be in? Basically all he did was walk up to a Open van and help himself. No one was hurt. Not like he Broke in. No locks were broken.

I mean even a unlocked house changes the charges on a burglary. Can't know for sure, but he may have even been unarmed. So it isn't a armed robbery either.

I think a lawyer would have a field day with this.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 08:34 PM
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Exactly, and I was surprised he walked in the direction the guard went. Big ones! There was total disregard for security there. On a busy street with millions in gold and whatever else the guard just walks off leaving it open to being jacked? I wonder if the security guard doesn't know the guy and left it open on purpose so the guy can grab it and later split the profit. That was egregious fail at securing the truck before he walked away.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 08:36 PM
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originally posted by: onehuman
Just curious here, but on a legal side, how much trouble can he really be in? Basically all he did was walk up to a Open van and help himself. No one was hurt. Not like he Broke in. No locks were broken.

I mean even a unlocked house changes the charges on a burglary. Can't know for sure, but he may have even been unarmed. So it isn't a armed robbery either.

I think a lawyer would have a field day with this.


It would probably be a burglary to a conveyance. He knew the property was not his and took it from an armored vehicle. It wouldn't be robbery.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 09:03 PM
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originally posted by: spirit_horse

originally posted by: onehuman
Just curious here, but on a legal side, how much trouble can he really be in? Basically all he did was walk up to a Open van and help himself. No one was hurt. Not like he Broke in. No locks were broken.

I mean even a unlocked house changes the charges on a burglary. Can't know for sure, but he may have even been unarmed. So it isn't a armed robbery either.

I think a lawyer would have a field day with this.


It would probably be a burglary to a conveyance. He knew the property was not his and took it from an armored vehicle. It wouldn't be robbery.



originally posted by: onehuman
Just curious here, but on a legal side, how much trouble can he really be in? Basically all he did was walk up to a Open van and help himself. No one was hurt. Not like he Broke in. No locks were broken.

I mean even a unlocked house changes the charges on a burglary. Can't know for sure, but he may have even been unarmed. So it isn't a armed robbery either.

I think a lawyer would have a field day with this.

True. It's closer to pick-pocketing someone of their wallet.
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posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 09:07 PM
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originally posted by: jappee
True. It's closer to pick-pocketing someone of their wallet.


It is considered Grand Larceny in the First Degree (felony theft) in New York due to it being over $1,000,000 and is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.


Theft as Grand Larceny in the First Degree. If the value of the property or services stolen exceeds one million dollars, the offense is grand larceny in the first degree, a class B felony. (N.Y. Penal Law § 155.42.) Source





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posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 09:10 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: jappee
True. It's closer to pick-pocketing someone of their wallet.


It is considered Grand Larceny in the First Degree (felony theft) in New York due to it being over $1,000,000 and is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.


Theft as Grand Larceny in the First Degree. If the value of the property or services stolen exceeds one million dollars, the offense is grand larceny in the first degree, a class B felony. (N.Y. Penal Law § 155.42.) [url=http://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/resources/criminal-defense/crime-penalties/petty-theft-new-york-penalties-defense#]Source[/url





True. so be it. I cannot argue.
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posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 09:17 PM
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With 25 years hanging over me and I had 1.6 million and 2 months head start, I'd be in Cuba with my new boat, plotting a course elsewhere... Mexico?..SEA?

This guy is gone. never to be heard of again.
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posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 10:20 PM
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What can he really do with a bucket of gold flake? Why is there even such a thing? Where was it supposed to be delivered to? Why is the van just left unsecured? Hell, I've seen more security at my grocery store. Inside job?




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