Cat Burglar Caught! Cats Reunited With Owner - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Cat Burglar Caught! Cats Reunited With Owner

Published January 27, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Nátthaga Bengalkettir Facebook Page

Metropolitan Police tracked down the pantless cat burglar who stole three Bengal cats last week, reports RÚV.

The three stolen Bengal cats have been reunited with their owner, cat breeder Ólafur Sturla Njálsson, who has been using social media to petition for their return since they were taken from his home.

The Metropolitan Police – whose only physical evidence was an abandoned bra and a pair of leopard print sweatpants – managed to track the thief down to a house in Reykjavík last night and collect the cats.

Ólafur Sturla, who picked the cats up from the police station last night confirmed that the cats were unharmed but considerably startled, especially the two female cats. They have not been mistreated but the stress of the catnapping lead to weightloss. It’s likely they have not eaten much in the past few days.

All the cats recognised Ólafur Sturla when he arrived to fetch them and the reunion is said to have been a happy one.

As reported, someone broke into the Nátthaga Bengalkettir cat enclosure and stole a cage and three cats. In the midst of the cat burglar’s escape however, the get-away car got stuck in a snowbank and the thief used a bra and a pair of sweatpants to give the wheels enough traction to escape.

At first it was believed that 4 cats were stolen but one of the cats – a male by the name of Kiss Me – was found over the weekend. It seems that the frightened Kiss Me managed to hide under a sofa while the other cats where taken.

Ólafur Sturla does not want to press charges and asks the public to stop slandering the thief and try to send positive vibes instead.


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