It wasn't just the theft that got captured on video, either: other surveillance cameras followed the man as he ambled down the crowded street in broad daylight, bucket in hand, putting it down briefly to catch his breath before grabbing it again and crossing the street. He continues on like this for about an hour, before disappearing from the camera's eye at 48th Street and 3rd Avenue.
Police suspect this was a crime of opportunity, and while that seems true, it raises an important question: who the hell peers into an armored car and decides to steal a bucket? Yes, it ended up containing over a million dollars worth of gold, but... it's a bucket.
Although he's still at large, detectives believe the unidentified man is currently hiding out in Florida -- presumably in an attempt to fade away into the greater sea of absurd Florida Man crimes.