The carabinieri have reported on the ground a Rumanian of 28 years on charges of attempted theft. The story took place on the afternoon of Saturday, December 22 at the MuDeC in Milan. According to a first reconstruction, the man tried to exchange a Bansky's work with a copy. The thief was blocked by the military shortly before leaving the structure with the framework that was put back in place.
The 28-year-old Romanian took advantage of the many people who were present at the exhibition entitled A visual protest. The art of Bansky to make the change without being noticed by anyone. An almost successful business since the alarm was not triggered and the fake was very similar to the original. The carabinieri, however, suspected something, stopping the man. During the checks the painting was found, put back in place.
The thief has been reported on the loose and in the next hours will be heard by the military who are at work to see if the copy was made by himself or if he acted on commission and then there were other similar situations. In case of the second hypothesis, the investigators want to get to the forger.
The investigation will continue in the coming days to try to clarify the story more to shed light on the dark points that are in this attempted robbery. The investigators hope that from the words of the stopped man you can get to the resolution of the case. A Romanian man tried to steal a Bansky opera in Milan but was stopped while trying to get out of the carabinieri.