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LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens (PIX11) – Two would-be art thieves were arrested Thursday after trying to steal Banksy’s final New York work.
As a crowd of Banksy fans flocked to Long Island City to see the last piece of the anonymous street artist’s month-long residency in New York, two men climbed the side of a building and cut down the graffiti balloons which spell out Banksy.
Some cursed at the duo as they took down the art work. As cops arrived, one of the would-be thieves jumped from a platform to the top of a truck before trying to take off with the work. But before he could get away, a Banksy fan and business owner tackled him until police could settle the situation.
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