Reporting a Theft or Robbery

Reporting a theft or robbery

means

Telling the police about the crime and giving a description.

Questions

Have you ever reported a theft or a robbery?

What is the difference between a theft and a robbery?

The Difference between a Theft and a Robbery

Read about the difference between a theft and a robbery at this link:

The Difference between a Thief and a Robber

The Difference between Having and Being

Read about the difference between having and being at this link:

The Difference between Having and Being

Reporting a Crime such as a Theft or a Robbery

If you have been robbed, you should go to the police station.

If you have been robbed, you should report the robbery to the police.

If you have been a victim of a crime, you should report the crime to the police.

An Example of a Report

I was riding a motorcycle along the street.
I stopped at the lights.
Suddenly two people came past on another motorcycle.
The guy on the back of the motorcycle grabbed my bag.
They sped off.
They went through a red light.
It was dangerous.
I could not follow them.
I was afraid.

Your Experience

Tell us about your experience.

Have you ever been robbed?

What happened?

Write a report on a crime which actually happened in the comments section below.

Grammar – Examples of Passive Voice

We often use passive voice to report a crime.

My wallet was stolen.
My wallet was taken.

I was robbed.

My house was burgled.

I was followed by a man.

I was attacked by a man with a knife.

Can you write the “active forms” of the passive sentences above?

The Answers – Active Forms

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Somebody stole my wallet.
Somebody took my wallet.

Somebody robbed me.

Somebody burgled my house.

A man followed me.

A man with a knife attacked me.

Links to More Lessons

Study Passive Voice at this link.

Vocabulary

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