NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying an individual depicted on surveillance footage regarding an armored truck burglary that occurred in Midtown.
The NYPD’s Major Case Squad received a report that on Thursday, September 29th, 2016, at around 430 p.m., an armored truck company making a pick up discovered that a five gallon aluminum pail containing $1.6 million worth of gold flakes was stolen from the rear of their armored truck.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Intense Manhunt Continues; Sources Say Shooter Known To Police For Illegal Vending In Area
The truck was parked in front of 48 West 48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, according to police.READ MORE: Mother's Day Bliss: Moms Enjoy A Day Of Pampering, Family And Fine Foods At Various NYC Restaurants
The individual depicted on the surveillance footage is seen lifting the five gallon pail from the truck before fleeing eastbound on West 48th Street towards 3rd Avenue.
According to police, the individual is described as a Hispanic male approximately 5’6″, roughly 150 pounds, between the ages of 50 and 60 years old. He can be seen wearing a black vest, a green shirt, and blue jeans carrying a black messenger bag.MORE NEWS: Cyberattack Prompts Major Pipeline Operator To Halt Operations; What Will It Potentially Mean For Gas Prices?
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).