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Police slow to act Archived

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10/24/2011 found stolen bike on craigslist. It was in possession of a pawn shop "the gold factory" on Florida ave NW. I went over there to retrieve stolen bike. Stopped a police officer to assist in looking in the shop. He confirmed the bike was inside, said I needed the police report number which is 142202. As well as the serial number of the bike which I got and after three more police arrived on the scene they matched it to the bike in the pawn shop. But was told that I would have to wait for a pawn shop police officer to come on duty who apparently only works bankers hours. This was fine until reading dc regulation 16-908.3. Any officer witH probable cause can take an item from a pawn shop. After leaving messages with the pawn division numerous times I have heard nothing back. This is unbelievable seeing how I did all the "police work" in finding it. I have lost faith in any justice in this city as my bike sits at a pawn shop on Florida out of the rightful owners hands waiting on the police to just go get it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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