Receptionist: Good evening, City Police Station. Can I help you?
Woman: Oh hello. I’d like to report a stolen briefcase, please.
Receptionist: Just a minute and I’ll put you through.
Police: Lost property. Can I help you?
Woman: Oh yes. I’ve had my briefcase stolen.
Police: OK. I’ll take some details. First of all, tell me what it looks like.
Woman: Well, it’s a soft leather one; you know not a heavy-box type like a man’s.
Police: Mmm… and how does it close?
Woman: It’s got buckles at the front… two of them. They’re gold-plated ones.
Police: Fine. Was it locked?
Woman: No, I’m afraid not.
Police: Never mind. Any distinguishing features?
Police: Any marks or badges on it that makes it stand out?
Woman: Only the brand name?
Police: And where’s that?
Woman: It’s on the back… at the bottom in the left-hand corner. It’s SAGI.Oh and there’s a scratch… it’s quite bad but small… directly above the brand name. I did it recently putting it on my bike.
Police: Right, got that. So, what did you have inside the briefcase?
Woman: Well, all my papers from college. I had my wallet in my pocket so I didn’t lose it.
Police: Right. Where exactly did you lose the briefcase?
Woman: Well, I couldn’t believe it. I was standing on the platform … it was right next to me.
Police: You were holding it?
Woman: I’d just put it down on the floor but I could almost feel it beside me. I was looking for my train and the next second my briefcase wasn’t there.
Police: And what time was it?
Woman: Ah it was… it must have been about 5.30.
Police: Right. If you could come down to the station tomorrow, you can sign this form and have a look at what we’ve got here.
Woman: OK. Thanks, bye.