Conversation: 41. Calling the Police about a Burglary
41. Calling the Police about a Burglary

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A: Thank you for coming, officer.

B: What seems to be the problem?

A: I was in school all day and came home to a burglarized apartment.

B: Was the door locked when you left?

A: The door was still locked when I came home, so maybe they came in through a window.

B: Do you live here alone?

A: I have a roommate, but she is still at school.

B: Have you seen anyone suspicious in the neighborhood?

A: No, nothing unusual.

B: Well, I am going to check the windows and look for fingerprints. I want you to figure out what is missing.

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A: I appreciate you coming so quickly, officer.

B: Whoa, what a mess! What happened here?

A: Apparently while I was at school today, someone decided to help themselves to the contents of my apartment.

B: Was everything locked up when you left?

A: I think that they broke in through a window.

B: Do you have a roommate?

A: My boyfriend lives here with me, but he is out of town right now.

B: Have you noticed anyone unusual around lately?

A: Actually, my neighbor asked me if I knew who was parked across the street the other day.

B: Let's go through your rooms and try to figure out what has been taken.

3. Repeat


A: Thank God you are here, officer.

B: I came as soon as I could. What a mess!

A: When I left for school today, everything was fine. Then I came home to find my apartment had been broken into.

B: Was the door locked when you came home?

A: I don't think they came in through the door; maybe they entered through the window.

B: Does anyone else live here?

A: I live here alone.

B: Have you noticed any strangers or parked cars around here recently?

A: I really haven't been home very much lately.

B: Let's figure out what is missing and see if there are any fingerprints left behind.


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