UPDATE: Bataclan Banksy Thieves Arrested

June 28, 2020

Recently, I wrote about the recovery by Italian and French police of the Banksy work stolen in Paris last year. The work, depicting a veiled mourner, was painted on an exit door of the Bataclan, the site of a 2015 terrorist massacre. Authorities believe that the door was removed from the popular club using portable grinders.

 

Reuters has now reported that the two thieves of the painting, along with four accomplices, have been arrested in Paris.

 

The identities of those arrested have not yet been released. 

 

In my post, I had opined that it was likely the investigation would not end with the recovery but would elicit the perpetrators, especially because of the solemnity of the painting. It's satisfying to see a resolution to this case. 

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