NYPD are looking for a thief who managed to carry an 86lb (36kg) bucket of gold flakes worth $1.6m (£1.2m) off a truck in New York. 

Surveillance video showed the theft happened in just 20 seconds while the armoured truck was delivering Lucky Charms breakfast cereals to O’Malley’s Bar.

Police have released a photo-fit of the man they wish to question in connection with this theft

Authorities believe the man is hiding out at the end of a rainbow, but he is still at large. However leaders of the Leprechaun community have hit back;

“This is blatant racial profiling” said Tinker O’Greentoes from his Toadstool. “They make no attempt to understand our culture and ….oh shiny, shiny shiny, Gold! Keep your hands off me Gold!”

NYPD Chief of Police denied racism but said that if he “wanted his driveway tarmacking badly or my guttering blocking I know where to go.”