HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (CBS) – A couple brazenly stole an eight-week-old kitten from a northwest suburban pet store earlier this week – a crime captured on surveillance video.
A man and a pregnant woman came into Petland on Tuesday night and asked to see a male gray tabby kitten, spending “considerable time” with the kitten in one of the store’s socializing rooms, Petland said in a news release. At around 7:30 p.m., the woman slipped the cat under her jacket and the two exited the store, the release said.
Video released by Petland shows the kitten trying to jump out of the woman’s coat before she catches and conceals the animal.
The young tabby, which was micro-chipped, was for sale for $299, according to the store owner.
“The kitten’s safety is the store’s primary concern. Young kittens require special care at this young age, if not taken care of properly he could become fatally ill,” the release said.
Petland notified Hoffman Estates police, according to the release.