Unit 3 Crime watch
Kate ：So, what did you think of the movie?
Mark ：It was good but I thought it was too long.
Kate ：Yes, me too.
Kate ：Hey, where’s my bike? I don’t believe it! It’s gone!
Mark ：It was next to mine, you chained it up!
Kate ：Someone’s stolen it! Oh, how could they!
Mark ：Oh, Kate!
Kate ：How could someone have done this! The creep!
Mark ：It’s a really mean thing to do, steal a bike.
Kate ：It was a mountain bike and it cost a fortune – I don’t have the money to buy another one.
Mark ：Listen, I’ll go down the street and see if I can see anyone with it. Why don’t you go into
that shop and see if they’ve seen anything suspicious? I’ll be back in a minute. Kate ：OK.
Mark ：No luck. What did they say in the shop?
Kate ：I asked the shopkeeper if she’d seen anything –
Kate ：She said she hadn’t. I guess it was a long shot. She advised me to report it to the police.
But according to her, bikes get stolen all the time around here.
Mark ：Listen, let’s get back so you can report it.
Kate ：I’ve got no bike. I’m just so upset!
Mark ：It’s not far to college. Come on!
Mark ：So did you ring the police?
Kate ：Yes. I went to the police station to report it.
Mark ：What did they say?
Kate ：No one’s found it. This woman said that Oxford has the fifth highest rate of bike theft
in the country!
Mark ：You’re joking!
Kate ：That’s what she said.