CATNAPPING: Two from New Bern charged with stealing cat from animal shelter

CATNAPPING:  Two from New Bern charged with stealing cat from animal shelter

Edward Burroughs and Kayla Bowen were charged with one count of larceny by Craven County deputies.

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Two people have been charged after deputies in one Eastern Carolina county say they stole a cat from an animal shelter.

Edward Burroughs, 34, and Kayla Bowen, 27, were charged with one count of larceny by Craven County deputies.

Deputies say the two made off with “Buster” after visiting the Colonial Captial Humane Society shelter on Wednesday.

The two were caught on camera going into the building that houses cats available for adoption. Deputies say the video showed while a volunteer left the room to help others, Burroughs and Bowen are seen on video walking to their car with “Buster”.

The cat wasn’t noticed missing until volunteers did their evening checks.

Thanks to social media, deputies say they were able to identify the two. “Buster” is back at the shelter, while Burroughs and Bowen were released on a written promise to appear on May 8th before a judge.

'Buster' is now safely back at the animal shelter.

‘Buster’ is now safely back at the animal shelter.

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