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Update - OVPD needs help identifying a cat thief

November 15, 2016

The Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) would like to thank the community for your responses to this incident.  The juveniles have been identified.  The cat, Amiga, was safely returned to Petsmart.  Amiga was uninjured and in good health.  The investigation is ongoing with charges pending. 


Prior media release related to this case

Oro Valley, Arizona (November 15, 2016) – On November 13, 2016 at approximately 3 p.m., two male suspects entered the Petsmart located in the 10600 block of north Oracle Road. One male grabbed a cat that was up for adoption; both males ran out of the store.  Both males were described as approximately 15 years old, approximately 5’10”, both having brown hair. One male was last seen wearing a brown hat, brown tank top and brown shorts. The other male was last seen wearing a gray shirt, black pants and red shoes.

OVPD is asking the public’s help in identifying the males. An image of the male wearing the gray shirt, black pants and red shoes was captured on surveillance and is shown below. Please contact 88-CRIME, 911 or 520-229-4900 with any information.

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