Re: How is This Not a Felony (Over 1000$) and Why Isn't the Detective Replying to Me
1) Possibly some depreciation, or fair market value, than when all totaled does not cross the felony line. It's not necessarily what you paid for stuff in some states and in some circumstances, it's what can be proven it's worth. Do you have receipts?
2) Hate to be the one that breaks the news to ya, BUT, in the hierarchy of investigations, property crimes rate rather low on the totem pole. If you live in a metropolitan area you can pretty much figure that there's a lot of crime going on that garners more attention. You just hafta try and be patient!
One more thing, try not to call the detective too often. You make think that the more messages you leave then the quicker they'll get back to ya 'cause they're tired of you being a pain in the ass, but such is usually not the case. What could be the case is your casefile moves to a lower position in the stack. Call maybe once a week and leave a simple, clear message.
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