Ukrainian police foil an attempted theft of a work attributed to Banksy

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  • Several people were arrested and the drawing is in good condition and in the hands of the security forces

Ukrainian police thwart an attempt to steal a work attributed to Banksy

Ukrainian police thwart an attempt to steal a work attributed to Banksy. On Friday an attempted theft of a work attributed to the famous British artist Banksy painted on a wall on the outskirts of the capital, kyivlocal authorities reported. “(On Friday) in Gostomel, a group of people tried to steal a drawing by Banksy. They cut the work (done) on the wall of a house destroyed by the Russians,” the company announced. the governor of the kyiv region, Oleksiy Kuleba, in a statement posted on Telegram.

His message was accompanied by a photo of himself. a piece of the wall cut. It was there that an individual in a gas mask, standing on a chair, had been painted. “Several people were detained at the scene” and “the drawing is missing. It is in good condition and in the hands of law enforcement,” Kuleba added.

Kyiv Region Police Chief Andriy Nebitov said in a separate statement that “eight people have been identified.” . The suspects are “between 27 and 60 years old” and are “residents of kyiv and Cherkassy”, a city 200 kilometers southeast of the capital, he said. ; on Telegram. In mid-November Banksy published his On his Instagram account, he posted photos of a work painted on a bombed-out building in Borodianka, a kyiv suburb that has become a symbol of Russian atrocities, a way of confirming that he was the author.

At the beginning of Several works made with Banksy-style stencils appeared in and around kyiv in November. Kuleba pointed. The British artist's works in the kyiv region are “under police protection”.