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Police want to question this man over theft of loved Canonbury cat Mr Muk

"Theft is theft and taking someone's pet because you like the look of them or consider them high value is a criminal offence"

10 September, 2018 — By Samantha Booth

POLICE have released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a loved cat in Canonbury.

As the Tribune reported last month, Izabela Mnich has been left devastated after her 10-year-old Siberian Forest cat Mr Muk was stolen from outside her home in July.

Today, the Met Police have published a picture of a man they want to question.

The suspect is described as a man aged in his 20s with short black hair.

He allegedly approached Mr Muk in Petherton Road before picking him up and making off.

Police want to question this man in connection with the theft

The suspect and the cat were last seen at Canonbury Overground station between 8.30pm and 9pm on Monday, July 30.

He then got on a train with the fluffy cat.

Ms Mnich, 34, said about the day of his disappearance: “I was at work and I started to feel really weird. I came home and asked my neighbours if they had seen my cat.

“Normally, when I call him he comes after about 10 minutes, he’s like a dog. He didn’t come and I was completely devastated.”

Izabela Mnich has put up posters appealing for witnesses to the whereabouts of Mr Muk

Mr Muk is known for sitting on the wall outside his home, with a paper wristband hanging off his collar with the #MrMuk hashtag on.

Passers-by often pose for pictures with him, posting them on social media.

“Mr Muk is part of the community,” said Ms Mnich. “Kids have been crying that he’s missing, people are really, really upset. I just want him to come home.”

Mr Muk

PC Jade Woodley from Central North said: “Theft is theft and taking someone’s pet because you like the look of them or consider them high value is a criminal offence.

“Call us if you recognise the man in the image who is wanted for questioning.”

Anyone who recognises the man or has information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 2718314/18.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.

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