An artwork attributed to British artist Banksy has been stolen from its location in the fourth district of Paris near the center of Pompidou on Monday night, The Mirror reported.

The art was made on the back of a road sign indicating entry into the underground parking on Rambuto Street. Graffiti depicts a rat - a cult character by Banksy.

Detectives have launched an investigation into the theft

This is the second time that a Bansky has been stolen by art thieves in Paris

In January, an homage to the 90 people killed during the Bataclan concert massacre was taken from outside the venue.