Right around dawn Sunday, an unidentified person stole into an art exhibition space in Toronto. Encased in a sweatshirt, with hands in armpits and face obscured by a camouflage cap, the dark-dressed lurker slinked into a room lined with works by Banksy.
Then, in the surveillance video released Thursday by Toronto police, the person ducks into the camera's blind spot and emerges with artwork in hand. The thief then quickly carries it out the door.
The apparently burgled work is a print of a piece known as Trolley Hunters, which had been featured in The Art of Banksy, an unauthorized exhibit of the street artist's work.
Now, law enforcement is seeking assistance in finding a man "described as wearing glasses, black jacket, green camouflage baseball hat, blue jeans rolled at the cuff, grey running shoes, glasses." They say the stolen work is worth about $45,000.