Support The Moscow Times!

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.

See also:

Moscow Thieves Rob Woman of Precious Cat at Gunpoint


Read more

The need for honest and objective information on Russia is more relevant now than ever before!

To keep our newsroom in Moscow running, we need your support.