The New York Post is beside itself in reporting that the police are looking for a female who is suspected of robbing stores in Manhattan and Queens—while wearing a cat mask. In fact, the police sketch (above, center) features a woman wearing a mask. As expected, there are many feline puns: The robber "has sunk her claws into shoe and beauty stores" and "prowled" around one store and "got her paws on $86 in cash" after "pouncing on a sales clerk."
The suspect, a "lithe 5-foot-6, 115 pound thief, described in a wanted poster as possibly Middle Eastern," apparently only wore the mask during one robbery, when she hit an Arche shoe store in Manhattan on Thursday. On Friday, at the Body Shop in Forest Hills, she "turned into the Burqa Bandit, wrapping a black scarf over her head." Pat Kiernan suggests, "The NYPD might be out of their league, this seems like a job for Batman."