NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A five-gallon drum of gold flakes was stolen off the back of an armored truck in Midtown, police told CBS2.

The barrel was filled with more than $1 million worth of gold flakes.

The theft took place at West 48th Street near Fifth Avenue Thursday afternoon, police said.

Surveillance video cameras captured a suspect lifting the drum and taking off down 48th Street, according to police.

The barrel was part of a larger shipment headed to a company in Canada, police said.

The rest of the shipment, which included additional drums of gold flakes and pails of silver, were not touched.

 

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