Bodged art thief charged and remanded into custody.
Mark Roberts, aged 41, from Small Heath has this evening (19/09) been charged with stealing a piece of art, which was removed from Castle Fine Art Gallery in the ICC on Sunday 17th August.
He was captured on CCTV attempting to conceal the limited edition sculpture by Nic Joly commemorating WWI in his clothing. However, it was far too large and he causally left the store with the piece of art under his arm. Thankfully, an eagle eyed member of staff stopped him outside the gallery where he handed the piece back and fled the scene.
Roberts was arrested this morning at his home address and has now been remanded into custody. He is due to appear before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (20/09).