Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Theft Victim Thanks Local Police

The victim of a theft in Richmond has sent his ‘heartfelt thanks’ to police for helping him recover his stolen iPad in Worcester Park.

The 31-year-old man found his iPad was missing after returning home in the wee small hours after a Friday (4th October) night out with his partner at a wine bar and bistro in Hill Rise, Richmond. Using the ‘find my iPhone app’, he realised it had been stolen and tracked it down to Cotswold Way in Worcester Park.

He then triggered the alarm and flash capability on his iPad and after a quick search of a row of five vehicles, he spotted it hidden under a blanket in the rear of a car and called the police.

Police enquiries revealed that the car was being used by the registered keeper’s son who was staying overnight at his girlfriend’s address in Cotswold Way. Both a man and woman were arrested and the iPad was recovered undamaged.

The 30 year old woman, received an adult caution for theft after telling police she was extremely sorry for what she had done and had expressed a wish to apologise to the owner. No further action was taken against the man.

In an email to Borough Commander Guy Ferguson, the victim wrote:
“I wanted to take the time to convey my heartfelt thanks to the officers who showed nothing but genuine compassion for my situation. I don't think a short email can articulate how I feel and how I want to commend you, your officers, and your team for what I could only describe as exemplary service.”
Sutton Borough Commander Guy Ferguson, who said he would be personally thanking the officers involved, said this was a ‘top job’ by the officers concerned. He told the victim:
“I am delighted that you were so pleased with the service you received. I am glad we could help.”