London, England (CNN) -- Investigators in London have arrested
a man in the reported theft of artworks from the home of
supermodel Kate Moss, police said Friday. Newspapers in
Britain reported Friday that three works of art, including a portrait
worth the equivalent of $115,000 (£80,000) were stolen
Thursday from her London house while she was asleep upstairs.
Moss, whose slight frame was at the forefront of the waif look
in the mid-1990s, is now nearly as well known for her celebrity
lifestyle as her modeling career.
Some outlets reported that the burglar stole a piece by elusive
British street artist Banksy. He is famous for painting stenciled
graffiti in public places, often overnight, before anyone
realizes he's been there. His public art has appeared across
London and Britain and his gallery paintings can reach into the
six figures. This week, London police appealed for more
information about the theft this month of two Banksy prints
worth more than the equivalent of $23,000 (£16,000) from an
art gallery in central London's Soho neighborhood. The prints,
both limited-edition and signed by the artist, were stolen after
thieves broke through the gallery's front window, police said.
When asked about the Moss reports, a spokesman for
London's Metropolitan Police would only say that police were
investigating a residential burglary Thursday in central London.
"A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary
and is in custody at a north London police station," a police
spokesman said. British police customarily do not release
detailed information about investigations if someone has been
arrested or charged. A spokeswoman from Storm Models,
which represents Moss, declined to comment.
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