Vermont State Police are investigating a true cat burglary.
Investigators say late Saturday afternoon, a man entered an occupied home on Route 105 in Troy, and stole a cat.
Police said the suspect is an older man, approximately 5’5” tall, with grey or white hair, a stubbly beard, and was wearing a dark hooded coat and jeans. The suspect drove off in a small, dark, 4-door sedan, the homeowner told police.
The man reportedly told the homeowner he was looking for a cat named "Mason" before stealing the gray cat with dark tiger stripes, white paws, and white chin.
Vermont State Police provided a photo of the stolen cat, as well as a photo of the accused cat thief appearing to walk away with the animal.
Anyone with information regarding the cat theft is asked to contact the Vermont State Police at (802) 878-7111.