LONDON — A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the alleged theft of a work by elusive street artist Banksy, a stop sign adorned with three military drones, London police said Sunday.
The Metropolitan police said a man in his 40s was detained on suspicion of theft and criminal damage. A suspect in his 20s who was arrested on Saturday was released on bail.
Witnesses who arrived at a street corner in the south London section of Peckham on Friday, less than an hour after Banksy posted a photo of the work on Instagram, said they were stunned to see a man with a bolt cutter lift the sign while another man secured his bike. stoped.
The incident was captured in photos and video.
Much of Banksy’s political and satirical art criticizes the war, and many of his followers interpreted the work as a call for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.