The Stolen Necklace – gapfill – verbs

I’m going to …… you about a crime that ……. about four years ago. It didn’t ………. to me. The victim ….. my father.

One Sunday my father ……. to our family shop in Bangkok. He …….. there to fix the door. After he …….. the door, he …….. around the shop. Then he …….. out to the street in front of the shop. He ……… on the footpath in front of the shop, quite near the road and ………… at the shop. As he ………….. there, somebody ………. past on a motorbike. The man on the back of the bike ……… a robber. He ……… a gold necklace from around my father’s neck and ……… off with it.

My father ……… him ride away and he ……… of following him but he ……… that he would not have been able to catch up with the motorcycle. Besides that he ………… any evidence that the necklace ……. his, or that the man ………… it. ………. nothing he could do.

He ……… to the police station but ……… nothing that they could do either. My father ………. any evidence. If he ………. a video recording of the crime, he ………….. to do something. The police ……………. to find the man. Unfortunately my father …………… any evidence at all.

The lucky thing is that he ………. not hurt. He …….. the necklace but at least he ………….. . It …… better not to wear valuable items of jewelry in the street. It … safer to dress modestly and not attract too much attention to yourself.

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