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Dozy thief caught robbing flat by family cat

By The Siberian Times reporter
08 April 2015

Police called to house after owners woken up by loud meowing.

The thief became tired and fell sleep on top of his stolen loot, only to be discovered by the cat, called Murka, who started meowing loudly at the sight of a stranger. Picture: Svetlana Kazina

A thief who broke into a flat was caught red-handed after the family cat alerted her owners. The 40-year-old man, whose name has not been revealed by police, sneaked into the ground-floor property through a window on Monday night.

While the owners slept in another room, the robber began gathering up clothes, a laptop, cell phone and other belongings into bags.

But it seems he became tired and fell sleep on top of his stolen loot, only to be discovered by the cat, called Murka, who started meowing loudly at the sight of a stranger.

The noise woke up the owners who managed to call police who arrived at the flat, in Berezovskiy, in the Kemerovo region, while the man was still sleeping soundly.

It turned out he had previous convictions for theft and while he was only charged with attempted theft, he could still receive a strict sentence of six years in prison.

Few details about the incident have been released and there are suggestions that a stray cat had followed the thief into the house and owners’ cat began meowing at him instead. 

 

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Well done, Tiger, Tiger.
Jaker, Dundalk
14/04/2015 02:15
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Extra tuna for u tonite Kittie Boy -well done! My cat Lenny was a cool cat too (since deceased). I used To talk to him a lot and he'd respond, in meeows Of course, not english. So he'd presum other humans Would understand him too. If som1 came round and Sat in his chair, he'd stand in front of them and Converse wiv them until thy moved. Wen any1 Visited he'd com greet them + chat away to them. Once, in on my own, I heard an odd noise but stupidly didn't check It out. But wen Lenny started chattin in the hall, I knew ther must be a human there. And ther was - a burglar!! Cats are pretty cool!
andrea, surrey, UK
10/04/2015 10:40
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Cats are wonderfully smart. My big male cat landed on me in the middle of the night meowing like crazy. I got up, looked out the window, and there was a man trying to get into my car. He might have stolen it, had Kittie Boy not caught him in the act.
Daisy Buchanan, Seattle, Washington, USA
10/04/2015 01:21
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