New Orleans police have warrant in attempted Banksy theft

In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 photo provided by Mohan Choppala, an unidentified man cuts into a wall with a mural created by the artist Banksy, in New Orleans. Neighbors foiled what police say was an apparent attempt to steal a chunk of cinderblock wall bearing a painting created after Hurricane Katrina by the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy. (AP Photo/Mohan Choppala)

March 8, 2014 3:35:33 PM PST
New Orleans police say they're looking for a Los Angeles man accused of trying to steal a big chunk of cinderblock wall bearing a painting by the world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy.

An emailed news release says police have a warrant to arrest 30-year-old Christopher Sensabaugh on charges of attempted theft and criminal damage to property.

An Internet database does not have a current phone number for Sensabaugh.

Police say the mural could be worth $200,000 to $1.1 million dollars.

The man was photographed by local residents. He told them he was removing the piece for an art show in London.

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