Banksy print stolen from exhibition in Canada
Police in Toronto have released security footage of a man walking into the exhibition space and leaving with Trolley Hunters.
Police in Canada are investigating the theft of a Banksy print from an exhibition of the artist’s work in Toronto.
The disappearance of Trolley Hunters was discovered after police responded to a call over an alleged break-in at the exhibit site in the city’s west end on Sunday.
The print featured in the Art of Banksy exhibition alongside some 80 works from private collectors.
The show was curated by Steve Lazarides, the anonymous British street artist’s former agent.
The police released security footage of a man walking into the exhibition space shortly after 5am local time, perusing the site, picking up a print and quickly leaving with it.
The 2007 Trolley Hunters print depicts three crouching hunters, one aiming a spear at a grouping of shopping carts.
In a statement, police said: “The Toronto Police Service is seeking assistance with a break-and-enter investigation.
“It is reported that on Sunday June 10 police received a radio call to attend 213 Sterling Road, where The Art of Banksy exhibition is being hosted.
“At approximately 5.04am a man entered through a door to gain entry to the exhibition. Once inside, the man picked up a print, Trolley Hunters and left the exhibition through the same door.
“He is described as wearing glasses, black jacket, green camouflage baseball hat, blue jeans rolled at the cuff, grey running shoes, glasses.”