Worker Threatened by Gunman Seeking Cats

January 11, 2021 Updated: January 12, 2021

A man armed with a gun is on the run after he stormed an animal shelter in Melbourne’s southeast and threatened a worker.

The worker was in the car park of the Lost Dog’s Home in Cranbourne West about 11.30 p.m. on Monday when the gunman approached, Victoria Police said.

The woman was walked into the shelter at gunpoint and tied up.

The man then demanded to know “where the cats were,” before he left.

The woman was able to free herself and raised the alarm.

Police conducted a search of the property but were unable to find the man, who was dressed in military-style clothes and wearing a mask.

They are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The woman was uninjured.