Massachusetts woman finds out $1,300 hairless cat she bought was stolen
A Massachusetts woman’s honesty led her to be out of $1,300 and a new pet.
According to police, on January 22nd, Shelton Police took a report of a burglary from a hotel room. There were no apparent signs of forced entry to the room. Several items were reported missing including the victim’s hairless cat Princess.
Detectives conducted a thorough investigation which resulted in the arrest of 20-year-old Zyair Lopez and 24-year-old Toni Douglas-Alves in February. They were charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Larceny 3rd Degree, Conspiracy to commit Burglary 3rd Degree and Conspiracy to commit Larceny 3rd Degree. However, detectives were unable to locate the cat.
This week, detectives received a call from a female in Massachusetts. The female stated that she bought a hairless cat a few months ago in Bridgeport. She learned the cat may have been the animal stolen from Shelton in January. Detectives met with the female on Saturday, and she turned over the cat after confirming it was the stolen animal.
The cat was then reunited with the victim. Detectives are still investigating the circumstances regarding the sale of the stolen cat.
“We appreciate the integrity of the female who purchased the cat for $1,300 and notified police once she learned the cat was stolen so the animal could go back to the rightful owner.”