Tarisai Makuwaza was visiting her friend in Lewisham on March 29 when she bought a drink from a convenience store in Hither Green Lane, leaving her iPod Touch behind by mistake.It appears they did. How very obliging of them...
The 21-year-old says when she got back, it had gone, so she asked the shopkeeper to show her the CCTV.
She said: “You see a girl move her head left and right to see if someone’s looking. Then she pockets something, gets her bus pass or whatever and walks out of the shop.”Which enraged law graduate Makuwaza:
But despite telling police about the footage, Miss Makuwaza says she received a call the next day saying the crime was unlikely to be solved as police had around 30 similar cases per day.
Miss Makuwaza, who is about to start a law placement in Beijing, said: “If I’m going to work with the police I need to know they’re doing their job.It appears they didn't cover real life cases in her law studies. How unusual.
“I don’t live in Lewisham, but now I don’t feel safe there. I don’t feel like I can call the police.
“I think their response was above and beyond a joke.”
I have to wonder just what they did cover. The News Shopper prints her recollection of the conversation:Errr...
Tarisai: What’s going to happen at this stage?
Policeman: Well, to be realistic if we were to find the person that did it we wouldn’t do anything about it.
Tarisai: Isn’t that the whole point of having the police? You find this person and get a search warrant or something.