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Gold Bucket Bandit Tells WNBC How He Escaped

You remember the guy?

He grabbed $1.6 million of gold in an 86-pound bucket from the back of an armored truck in Manhattan in 2016 and disappeared.

WNBC, the NBC O&O in New York, tracked the infamous thief, Julio Nivelo, down in Ecuador and gives us an inside look at the robbery and shocking answer to this question: “what happened to the money?”

Yesterday, the gold bucket bandit told how he escaped to South America.

“My big feat, it was leaving the country without being caught.”

Today, he talks about how he’s spending the money.