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Cat burglar’s booty returned to owner ty, so Leblanc reviewed the footage and saw what appeared to be a raccoon struggling to staff reporter drag the raincoat away. “It looked like this raccoon was trying to Burnaby resident Louise Leblanc is absolutely certain she is the rightful owner of the haul a raincoat and gave up and took off,” gloves stolen by Sienna, the “cat burglar,” she said. “That cat is big. We thought it was a raccoon.” and she now has her missing gloves back. The Leblancs were recently featured in Leblanc lives directly across the street from Dawn Palmer, owner of Sienna the the NOW because two large stone pillars cat, who has stolen more than 50 gloves in they installed on their front lawn have drawn ire from the City of Burnaby and recent months. The NOW first reported on Sienna’s some of the neighbours. Leblanc suspects glove-stealing habit on Wednesday, and this is why Palmer never approached her to see if she was the owners several media outlets of the gloves. also covered the story. “I think (that’s) the Sienna’s owners did not reason they didn’t want know where the gloves to come and talk to us,” were coming from. Leblanc said. Leblanc first learned Neighbourly tension of the thieving cat while aside, Leblanc thinks the watching Global TV story of Sienna the cat burThursday night. glar is rather amusing. “I recognized the “I think it’s hilarious gloves immediately. The Cat burglar: Sienna made off that the cat only took landscaper actually sent with more than 50 gloves. gloves, but I think it’s a comment saying those gloves belong to London Landscapes, the rather silly that they didn’t put two and company doing the landscaping in my two together,” she said. Leblanc’s gloves were returned last yard,” she said. “We recognized them Friday. because we picked them out.” “It was a pretty expensive selection of According to Leblanc, she and her husband bought the landscapers several differ- gloves,” she said. Leblanc said the pillars have since been ent types of gloves to try out while working moved at the city’s request. on their property. Palmer told the NOW she thought about “We were wondering why they were the neighbours, but that the numbers just disappearing,” she said. “It was crazy.” Leblanc also thinks the cat took one of didn’t add up. “I did think at first that maybe it was the her gardening gloves and a yellow dishlandscapers across the road,” Palmer said. washing glove. She initially thought a raccoon was the “But I thought there’s too many of them. culprit, because one day, she noticed a coat There were only two guys and we’ve got she had hung up the night before was lying like 60 gloves.” in the middle of her garden. The couple has cameras on their proper-

To catch a thief:

Dawn Palmer with her cat, Sienna, who has developed a habit of stealing gloves. The cat has taken more than 50 gloves from the neighbours home, and the gloves have since been returned. Check out a video at www. burnabynow. com.

Jennifer Moreau

Photos by Chung Chow/ burnaby now

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