Police ask for public's help finding Portland cat thief

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police are asking for the public’s help finding a cat thief in North Portland.

Someone called police on Nov. 15 after seeing a man he didn’t know grab his friend’s cat by the tail, put it in his car and drive away near North Kellogg Street and North St. Johns Avenue at 8 a.m.

Police said the man was wearing a dark sweatshirt and driving a white, 4-door car.

On Dec. 23, another person in the same neighborhood called police to report a man who appeared to be trying to lure cats. It’s unclear if the man grabbed any cats that day.

Police said he was driving a white, 4-door Cadillac Deville that had tinted windows and possibly a headlight out.

The district police officer in that neighborhood has received other reports about missing cats, police said.

Police ask anyone who witnesses animal theft to call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call 503-823-4357 or leave a tip online.

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