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Russian Police Arrest 2 Men Suspected of Stealing $12,000 Cat

The caracal kitten, which was stolen in June, has yet to be found.

Police in Moscow have detained two men suspected of stealing a rare kitten from its home in the capital, though the cat itself remains missing.

The kitten, a wild caracal cat valued by its owner at about 440,000 rubles ($12,000), was seized at gunpoint in June by two men posing as potential buyers. The men also made off with 500,000 ($14,000) in cash from the heist.

Regional police said Tuesday the suspects hail from the Kemerovo and North Caucasus regions, news agency ITAR-Tass reported.

The caracal, also known as the desert lynx, is a wild cat that can grow more than one meter in length. It is most commonly found in Africa and parts of Asia.

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