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L.A. man wanted in attempted Banksy theft in New Orleans

Christopher Sensabaugh, 30, of Los Angeles is wanted by New Orleans police on charges of attempted theft and criminal damage to property.
March 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
New Orleans police are searching for a Los Angeles man accused of trying to steal a portion of a painting by street artist Banksy.

A warrant has been issued to arrest 30-year-old Christopher Sensabaugh on charges of attempted theft and criminal damage to property.

Authorities say Sensabaugh tried to steal a big chunk of a cinderblock wall bearing some Banksy artwork.

The mural, which locals call the Rain Girl or the Umbrella Girl, was painted on a vacant building, and is allegedly worth between $200,000 to $1.1 million dollars.

Sensabaugh was photographed by local residents. He told them he was removing the piece for an art show in London, but eventually left without the section of wall.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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