June 13, 2014 12:01 am

Glove thief turns out to be family cat

WATCH: A mystery solved for a Burnaby family who were finding random gloves on their front step every day. Anne Drewa explains.

VANCOUVER – A Burnaby family had quite the mystery on their hands recently.

For the past few months they started noticing random gloves appearing on their front step, on the back deck and in the dining room.

They couldn’t figure it out. The gloves ranged from construction to kitchen to gardening and while some were in pairs, many showed up on their own.

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Chris Roydhouse said his mom assumed they were his and put them in his room.

But turns out, the family’s cat, Sienna, had suddenly developed a liking for random gloves.

She used to bring home mice and rats – the usual for cats – but she’s been slowing down lately it seems and isn’t quick enough to catch the quick critters.

“We knew it was her because she would make the same sound [bringing home the treats],” said Roydhouse, “and one time at like 11:30, I opened the front door and then she was crying and she had a glove in her mouth and then I finally told my mom.”

However, they don’t know where the gloves are coming from.

“There’s construction next door to us,” said Roydhouse, “but I think they would have said something if they were losing gloves every week or so.”

“Some of them are brand new.”

The family has about 40 gloves in total and would like to give them to someone who wants them.

“We’re going to try and find an owner for them,” said Roydhouse.

“Anyone who wants a free pair of gloves can stop by.”

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