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Jasper the cat lives on Wiggins St in Sumner and has been stealing items from houses as far as two blocks away from his home.
The one-year-old male burmese has pinched items such as socks, underwear, gloves, baby clothes and swimming trunks, among others since before Christmas.
Owner Mette Kristiansen said Jasper’s rampage started out at home where he would take socks off the washing line and chew them up.
But suddenly, clothing she did not recognise started appearing in the back hallway.
“To be honest it was quite funny, it was amusing.”
“As time has gone on, I’ve realised that I would really like to find the people who own these things," she said.
"These things are not cheap to buy and I’m sure these people want them back.”
After Ms Kristiansen posted about Jasper’s antics on the Sumner Community Facebook page, one person has claimed a pair of gardening gloves, and another person socks and underwear.
Jasper is not the only sticky-pawed cat in Sumner.
In March, it was reported that resident Sara Buerki’s cat Roddy had stolen “baskets” worth of goods from neighbours.
- If you think you may have had items stolen by Jasper, email Ms Kristiansen on firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Jasper’s loot.”