By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two kittens who were stolen from a traveler at O’Hare International Airport earlier this month, and later rescued from a trash can, have been found, according to Chicago Police.

Police said the kittens – Perceive and Nivea – were in a blue pet carrier, and were stolen from a traveler as he was waiting for his next flight at O’Hare on Dec. 6.

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(Source: Chicago Police)

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The person who stole the kittens then threw the carrier and the kittens into a garbage can. Police said two people who found the blue pet carrier rescued the kittens and left the airport.

Hoping to identify the people who rescued the kittens and reunite the pets with their owner, police on Monday released surveillance images of the two people who left the airport with the kittens.

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Wednesday morning, police said the kittens have been recovered, and the incident remains under investigation, but did not provide any further information.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff