Reporting a theft or robbery
Telling the police about the crime and giving a description.
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
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The Difference between Having and Being
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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.
Tell us about your experience.
Have you ever been robbed?
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 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.