Thief's Clothing Identified
The thief was wearing a very distinctive top and it has been located online. This gives some additional info to support finding the thief by providing more visual detail. The top is listed as women's clothing and is available for reference on this website https://bellatrendz.com/products/gawqo-geometric-drawstring-hoodie-with-side-zippers or by searching for "GAWQO Geometric Drawstring Hoodie with Side Zippers".
Also, please note that along with the cat carrier, there was a red bag and the thief was also wearing glasses which look like they are prescription.
There has recently been a sighting of a person that that fits much of the description in the neighborhood. If you live in the area, please keep an eye out and reach out. The $5000 reward remains available.