It was the purr-fect crime.
Two thieves barged into a Lower East Side cat cafe Monday night, getting their paws on $850, officials said Tuesday.
Workers at Koneko — America’s first Japanese Cat Cafe and Saki bar, where 20 adoptable cats roam around the coffee shop asking to be petted — were about to close their shop on Clinton St. near E. Houston St. Monday night when two men came in about 9:30 p.m.
One of the men had his hand thrust in his bag, as if he had a gun, officials said.
“You know what this is, give me the money,” the suspect said as his partner acted as a lookout, cops said. “Don’t look at me, put the money in the bag.”
A worker handed the crook $850 from the register.
No injuries were reported.
Cops are reviewing video in the hopes of identifying the thieves, officials said.
Koneko employees were unable to be reached because the shop was closed on the Fourth of July holiday.
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