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Attempt foiled to steal cinderblock wall in New Orleans with mural by graffiti artist Banksy

A man seen cutting away a section of wall of a building containing a mural by the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy takes a break from his work, in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Neighbors foiled what police say was an apparent attempt to steal the chunk of cinderblock wall bearing the painting created after Hurricane Katrina. Word of activity at the site appeared earlier Friday on Facebook, with pictures showing part of the wall that had been removed above it. A neighbor says he asked a man for proof he had a permit to take down the painting. By late afternoon, he'd left. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber)

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A man seen cutting away a section of wall of a building containing a mural by the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy takes a break from his work, in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Neighbors foiled what police say was an apparent attempt to steal the chunk of cinderblock wall bearing the painting created after Hurricane Katrina. Word of activity at the site appeared earlier Friday on Facebook, with pictures showing part of the wall that had been removed above it. A neighbor says he asked a man for proof he had a permit to take down the painting. By late afternoon, he'd left. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber)

NEW ORLEANS - Neighbours in New Orleans foiled what police say was an attempt to steal a chunk of a cinderblock wall bearing a painting by the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy.

Investigators say the building owner called Friday afternoon, saying someone was attempting to cut out the painting that was created after Hurricane Katrina.

Word of activity at the site appeared earlier Friday on Facebook. Pictures showed part of the wall had been removed above the image.

A neighbour says he asked a man working there for proof of a permit to remove the painting. By late afternoon, the man had left.

Known locally as the Umbrella Girl or the Rain Girl, it shows a mournful girl holding an umbrella from which rain pours onto her as she extends a cupped hand.

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