A cat who has just stolen a young cat’s coat has escaped from a busy street in Sydney.

Key points:A cat’s claw on the ground has led to the cat being trapped on the streetCat was spotted fleeing from the scene and was later caught on CCTVThe cat has been returned to the owner of the cat’s ownerIt’s believed the cat escaped from the street after stealing a young kitten’s coatThe cat was spotted running along a busy stretch of King Street, at Kings Cross, at about 2.30am.

Police said the cat had been stolen from a woman by a passer-by and was running away when she found the cat on the road.

“The woman contacted the police, who contacted the owners of the cats.

They immediately alerted animal control, who immediately took the cat in,” said Detective Sergeant Simon O’Brien from the Sydney-based Animal Control Unit.”

It’s an aggressive cat and the owner has been in contact with the animal control officer who is investigating.”

The cat had stolen a kitten’s fleece coat and had been trying to run away from the woman.

“She was walking along Kings Cross Street and when she noticed the cat running towards her she called animal control,” Sergeant O’Briens said.

“Animal control officers were able to locate the cat, it was taken into the station and we are now trying to identify the owner.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or email crimestoppers.org.au.

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