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Julio Nivelo

 Julio Nivelo, aka David Vargas and Luis Toledo, is a career criminal from Ecuador and an undocumented immigrant in the U.S. He has been deported more than four times and was identified by the New York Police Department as the man who stole a bucket filled with $1.6 Million of golden flakes from an armored Loomis truck. [3]

 

Background

Nivelo is a 53 year-old man from Ecuador who has traveled back and forth from the country for years. He has been deported four times to Ecuador, in 1994, 2001, 2005 and 2008, and keeps managing to slip back into the U.S., Pastor said. [15]

 

It has been reported by the NYPD that he has been arrested more than 7 times. [1]

 

He lived in West New York, NJ[1]

 

Nivelo Steals $1.6 Million Bucket Full of Gold

On November 30th, 2016, NYPD released footage of a pedestrian who decided to snatch a bucket of gold flakes as he casually walks by a Loomis armored truck. The two guards left the truck unattended for a window of 20 seconds - one went to check on his cell phone, while the other made a pickup from the store. The length of time was enough for the pedestrian man to turn thief and escape carrying a bucket full of gold flakes worth up to $1.6 million. [13][8]

 

In the surveillance video, as the man walks passively past the armored truck, he glances back to find it unattended with the doors to the rear security vault wide open. The man walks by again to see if anyone is around. Finally, the pedestrian turned thief walks up to the back of the truck and takes one pail of gold flakes, and dashes down the street in broad daylight. [1]

 

The footage of the stole pail dates back to September 29th , 2016. After picking up the pail, he walks down the street with it on 49th, and takes a break after 10 minutes of carrying it. The pail weighs roughly 86 lbs. - and he carried it in plain sight. 

 

Police are trying to locate the man and his identity. They believe that he has taken off to Orlando, Florida[3]

 

On December 20th, 2016, the NYPD released photographs of Nivelo to the public in an effort to find out more about his whereabouts. They believed that once he headed down to Orlando, Florida, he then traveled to the other side of the country to Los Angeles, California[14]

 

 

Armored car compay Loomis is offernig $100,000 for the safe return of the gold.