The Bellevue Police Department is hoping to bring a stolen cat home to its owner.
According to Meeghan Black, public information officer for the BPD, “Baby” the cat was stolen in broad daylight on Dec. 29 from a woman walking in Downtown Bellevue.
Reportedly, the suspects pulled up to the cat’s owner in a vehicle and got out to steal what they thought was a purse.
The purse was actually a carrier used to carry “Baby,” as she is the owner’s emotional support animal.
The cat’s carrier bag was abandoned by the robbers at the Houghton Park and Ride in Kirkland.
Police have investigated the area around where the cat was believed to have been abandoned, but were unable to find the cat. Black said the cat’s owner is offering $2,000 for her safe return.