An artwork by the British artist Banksy painted as a tribute to the victims of the 2015 terror attack at the Bataclan music hall in Paris has been stolen, reports BBC News.
The work, which depicted a young female figure with a mournful expression, was cut out and removed from one of the emergency doors at the venue.
"We are today filled with a deep sense of indignation," the Bataclan tweeted.
In November 2015, 90 people were killed when armed militants targeted the venue during a rock concert.
"Banksy's work, a symbol of recollection and belonging to all: locals, Parisians, citizens of the world, has been taken from us," the Bataclan wrote in a statement posted on Twitter.
The theft, which occurred overnight on Friday, involved "a group of hooded individuals armed with angle grinders", AFP news agency reports, citing a source close to the investigation.
The suspects then reportedly drove away with the artwork in a truck.
Banksy's art has become extremely popular and sought-after. A piece of his work which appeared on a garage in the UK was recently sold privately for a "six-figure sum".
Last October, Banksy made headlines after one of his paintings was sold for more than £1m at auction by Sotheby's in London - and then immediately shredded itself.
Banksy is a famous - but anonymous - British graffiti artist. He keeps his identity a secret.
He produces pieces of work which pop up in public places, such as on the walls of buildings. A lot of his art is done in a particular style which people can easily recognise.
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