Cyclist tries to steal cat in pet carrier in Bury St Edmunds

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman tried to steal a cat in a cat basket in the street in Bury St Edmunds.

The incident occurred on 22 April at 3.35pm when the pet’s owner was walking along Eastgate Street after a trip to the vet. A young woman on a bike stopped and tried to grab the carrier, shouting “You’ve got my cat in there.” After an altercation, the female victim threatened to call the police and the suspect rode off in the direction of Mount Road.

The cyclist is described as aged between 18 and 23, about 5ft 3ins tall, with brown hair and wearing a white top.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police, quoting crime reference 37/24185/22.

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