ROBBING THE BANKSY

A gang of thieves disguised themselves as workman to steal the door of a derelict building, painted by guerilla artist Banksy. The Bristol-based artist had daubed a painting on the door as part of his hometown's biennial celebrations in 2004. The gang tried to get the door, known as the Liverpool Love Rat, off its hinges but they were scared away by a group of cleaners. Jane Mills, Director of Jacaranda Developments, which owns the building, said: "These men just turned up dressed like builders and carrying tools. They tried to get the door off but it is very heavy and I think they were struggling. One of our cleaners spotted them and asked them what they were doing and they just ran off." Banksy paintings have been sold for up to £62,400. The door has now been moved to a secret location.

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