Police identify man who tried to steal Banksy painting on Rampart Street

Police identify man who tried to steal Banksy painting on Rampart Street

Police identify man who tried to steal Banksy painting on Rampart Street

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Posted on March 6, 2014 at 5:48 PM

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NEW ORLEANS -- Police have identified a Los Angeles, Calif., man as one of people who tried to steal "Umbrella Girl," a painting by renowned street artist Banksy. 

"Christopher Sensabaugh was identified as the person who attempted to steal a Banksy work from 1034 N. Rampart by drilling the mural out of the wall," said a statement from the New Orleans Police Department. 

According to police, Sensabaugh an address listed in Los Angeles. He is wanted by police for attempted theft and criminal damage to property. 

On Feb. 21 neighbors were able to stop the theft of the paint after noticing that plywood had been put up around the artwork located at the corner of North Rampart and Kerlerec streets and seeing someone cutting into the wall to remove the painting.

After questioning the people working on the wall -- asking what were they doing, if they had permits and where was the painting being taken -- the potential thieves packed up their tools and left.

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