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Stealing Banksy

Stealing Banksy

NEW ORLEANS, USA; A piece by Banksy that’s valued at between $200,000 to $1.1 million dollars was targeted for theft in New Orleans.  Police are looking for a 30 year-old Los Angeles man, Christopher Sensabaugh, who is suspected of removing a large section of cinderblock from the wall on a vacant building where the Banksy work appears. Locals refer to the work as “Umbrella Girl” and “Rain Girl”.  They believe the cinderblock was removed in an attempt to steal this piece of public art.

When local residents saw the man destroying the wall, he was photographed and questioned about his activities. He told residents that he was relocating the piece for a London art show.

If caught, authorities plan to charge Sensabaugh with attempted theft and criminal damage to property.