Thursday, July 1, 2010 Catwoman Strikes!

We had a real-life Joker turn up last year, and now this. All we need is some fat little mofo stealing rare bird's eggs or something and the rogue's gallery will be complete. From Tuesday's New York Post:
Holy masquerade! Cat woman strikes

Last Updated: 4:15 AM, June 29, 2010
Posted: 3:00 AM, June 29, 2010

Cat Woman is on the prowl.

A serial stickup artist with a penchant for disguises -- including a
cat mask -- has sunk her claws into shoe and beauty stores in
Manhattan and Queens, The Post has learned.

The last two hits by the sleek, amber-eyed thief took place last week
-- targeting the high-end Arche shoe store on Astor Place in the East
Village on Thursday and The Body Shop in Forest Hills, Queens, the
next day.

In the strike at Arche, which was caught on video, the slick thief
donned a cat mask, the source said.

According to the source, the lithe 5-foot-6, 115 pound thief,
described in a wanted poster as possibly Middle Eastern, strode into
the store at around 1:30 p.m. She prowled for about 45 minutes before
donning her disguise and pouncing on a sales clerk.

"Give me the money. I have a gun," read a note Cat Woman passed to the
worker, according to the source.

She got her paws on $86 in cash and scampered off, the source said.

A day later, Cat Woman turned into the Burqa Bandit, wrapping a black
scarf over her head.

According to the source, she strode into The Body Shop on Austin
Street and Continental Avenue in Queens at 12:50 p.m. and barked out
her order to hand over some cash, the source said.

She fled with $500.

When I first started reading this story, I was wondering if she was like a Julie Newmar Catwoman or an Eartha Kitt Catwoman or a Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman. Then I saw she only netted $560 from two robberies, and realized she was a Halle Berry Catwoman.

Clearly, the police artist is no Darwyn Cooke.