The Guardian posts closed circuit camera footage of the theft of two Damien Hirst prints from a West London gallery. Once again, the video reminds us that most art theft is a crime of convenience. The thief breaks in and takes the two works closest to the door:
Officers investigating the theft of two Damien Hirst works of art have released CCTV footage of the break-in.
Scotland Yard said the pieces, worth £33,000, were stolen from the Exhibitionist Gallery on Blenheim Crescent in west London between 3am and 3.30am on 9 December.
CCTV pictures from inside the gallery show the suspect entering by forcing the front doors open, before driving away with the art in a dark-coloured hatchback-type vehicle towards Ladbroke Grove.