A Sydney family is devastated after a man stole their beloved cat while they were away on holidays.
On Monday, a woman shared shocking footage to Facebook of a man stealing her family's cat from outside their home in Dulwich Hill, in Sydney's inner west.
The woman explained her neighbours were feeding the cat while they were away, but when two days went by without any sign of him, they notified the family.
The family then checked the cameras and saw the footage of the man steal the cat.
In the video, the man is seen walking into the front yard and approaching the cat.
He extends his hand towards the cat and the begins to pet it, before grabbing the cat and cradling it in his arms as he walks away down the street.
The cat has been missing since Tuesday.
The woman explained on Facebook the cat is over ten years old and has been part of the family since he was a kitten.
"All we want is him back! If anyone recognises this person please let me know!" she wrote on Facebook.
According to 10 News First Sydney, the cat's name is Fostok and if people have any information they should email email@example.com.
"Who the F does this... someone with evil intentions I fear," someone commented on the post.
A few people suggested maybe the man believed Fostok to be a stray, however, the majority of viewers believed the man stole the cat intentionally.
Other people suggested the man might be local to the Dulwich Hill area, as he was walking and not driving.
"That bag is the identifier, they'd use that daily so keep an eye out around the same time each day (the time they appeared is probably their daily routine)," one person suggested.
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