Cat Burglar: Tonkinese Loves Stealing Men’s Underwear

A Tonkinese cat with a penchant for men’s underwear has amassed an astonishing haul of the garments.

Brigit’s nightly prowls around Hamilton, New Zealand, have seen her bring back a colourful array of boxer shorts and socks.

In the past two months the six-year-old cat burglar has acquired 11 pairs of underpants and more than 50 socks.

Now it's getting silly. This is Brigit's haul from the last two months. Every morning we wake up to more. I've put notes...

Posted by Sarah Nathan on Friday, March 18, 2016

Her owner Sarah Nathan posted a picture of Brigit’s ill-gotten gains and wrote on Facebook: “Now it’s getting silly. This is Brigit’s haul from the last two months. Every morning we wake up to more.

“I’ve put notes in every letterbox in the street. Someone must be missing this stuff. Please share if you know someone who lives in the George St area.”

Nathan told the New Zealand Herald: “It’s all men’s. It’s really, really weird. She’s got really specific taste.”

In their last home, Brigit was less selective, also bringing home women’s underwear, jumpers and even a hockey shin pad.

But Nathan explained: “She was much less discerning – now she’s decided menswear is the thing – and it’s a very specific kind of underpants that she likes."