Because of the coronavirus, only essential businesses like hospitals and healthcare centers are operating and are very likely the target of thieves. According to authorities, crime rates are down because most people are staying at home but petty thieves are still prowling around. However, they must not be complacent because the theft lawyer is still working even if they have to attend hearings online.
A £5 million painting by popular street artist Banksy was donated to the Southampton General Hospital in the UK. The painting called the Game Changer showed the painting of a boy holding a figurine of a healthcare worker with a cape. The painting also showed discarded Batman and Spiderman toys nearby.
A burglar attempted to steal the painting using a cordless power drill in the early morning of May 8 which was just 2 days after the painting was donated. The burglar who was dressed up in a hazmat suit was seen prowling near the painting at the Southampton General Hospital. The guards were able to follow the burglar’s movements through CCTV cameras and were able to remove him. The guards were instructed to watch the burglar after he was seen walking 5 times past the artwork.
Banksy donated the Game Changer to the hospital as a sign of gratitude for what the healthcare workers are doing. The hospital displayed the artwork to brighten up the place. There are plans to auction the painting to gain additional NHS funding. The burglar was most likely tempted because of the cost of the painting. Last December, a Banksy artwork was sold for £9.9 million. In February, 2 stolen Banksy paintings were recovered in Paris.
Since the robbery was foiled, there was no need to call the police. Even if some businesses are closed due to the pandemic, they have undertaken security measures like CCTVs and security guards to deter burglars.
The office of a theft lawyer remains open because their services are considered important to the community. Legal services cannot be interrupted during times of crisis because they are essential to the justice system. Clients in need of legal services can call for free consultation.