$5,000 reward offered for cat stolen in Boystown carjacking

Luna, a 7-year-old tabby, was in the back seat of a BMW when the vehicle was carjacked in Boystown. | PAWS Chicago

Carjackers who stole a woman’s car in Boystown on Friday evening also got away with some precious cargo that was sitting in the SUV’s back seat: an adopted cat. Now, a $5,000 reward is being offered for information that brings the stolen tabby back home. 

A family friend was picking up the cat, named Luna, from its home when two men pulled her from her BMW and robbed her on the 800 block of West Cornelia at 10:33 p.m., according to police and PAWS Chicago. The no-kill shelter placed Luna in her adoptive home four years ago.

The men sped away in the woman’s car with Luna sitting in her carrier on the back seat. But the black and gray carrier was missing when police found the stolen vehicle near 19th Street and Springfield in the North Lawndale neighborhood Saturday, PAWS said in a statement.

Luna, described as a “very friendly” 7-year-old gray and orange tabby with green eyes and no teeth, is chipped but was not wearing a collar. Volunteers have been hanging flyers and searching the area for Luna and her carrier, but they’ve come up empty-handed so far.

Anyone who may have seen Luna or her carrier can contact PAWS at 630-995-2009. 

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