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Theft During Covid-19: Burglar in Hazmat Suit Tried to Steal Banksy's Art on Health Workers as Superheroes

Image credits: Banksy/Instagram.

Image credits: Banksy/Instagram.

The heist was attempted May 8, two days after Banksy left the artwork at the hospital with a note.

The coronavirus pandemic may have witnessed crime rates dropping drastically in wake of people staying home, but petty thieves still seem to be on the prowl.

A burglar, decked in a hazmat suit tried to steal a painting by Banksy, which had been donated to a National Health Services hospital in the UK.

The thief attempted to steal the painting with a cordless, power drill and was seen by security guards prowling around it for a while before the attempt, according to The Sun.

The painting by the popular street artist was estimated to be at a price of £5 Million. Called 'Game Changer,' the picture showed a young boy holding up the figurine of a healthcare worker with a cape, as Batman and Spiderman figurines are seen discarded.

The heist was attempted May 8, two days after Banksy left the artwork at the hospital with a note, "Thanks for all you're doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if its only black and white."

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