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.