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Monday 17 November 2008 1.09pm
About 18 months ago my wallet fell out of my pocket while I was cycling in Holborn.

A security guard on his way to the night shift at a nearby law firm picked it up and phoned me to say he'd found it and I could collect it from the reception desk at his firm. I was very grateful - and heartened that he'd made the effort to help.

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Monday 17 November 2008 7.28pm
jonnyp42 wrote:
I found a large (expensive) holdall with an iphone, medication, clothing etc that had been left on the pavement in W1. Took it to the Police Station who I checked with to see if the owner had collected it. They have... Whilst I didn't expect anything in return, a call or note of thanks would have been nice... Predictably, I received neither.
I wouldn't mind but it took an hour out of my Sunday to take it to the police stations and hand it in! I guess somepeople have no manners.

I found a Prada handbag on a Saturday morning in my wheelie bin with just a few items in it and one of the items was the owners business card - she was a solicitor whose office was in Clink Street. I too spent time speaking to the security officer of the company who confirmed that the bag had been stolen on Friday evening. I advised him that I would be taking it to the police station - it was very busy and I spent nearly 1.5 hours waiting and giving a statement - and like you jonnyp42, I never expected a reward because they had stolen everything anyway but a thank you would have been nice especially since she was a professional person.
Monday 17 November 2008 8.54pm
Would they be able to thank you what with data protection?
Thursday 20 November 2008 2.05pm
hahaha - Burger King are currently using 'dropped' wallets for marketing in US
Sunday 23 November 2008 9.52am
But why not just return the Prada bag to the owner directly ?
Sunday 23 November 2008 6.34pm
boroughmark wrote:
But why not just return the Prada bag to the owner directly ?

I was going to do that on the Monday morning or give it to the security officer where the 'lady' worked on the Saturday morning, but he thought it best if I was to take it to the police station.

Gordon OKR wrote:
Would they be able to thank you what with data protection?

Apparently the police will give the owner the name and address of the finder if they ask.

Incidently, I LOVE Prada bags but have never been able to afford one - but I never once had a second thought about giving it back - a friend said I was bonkers!!
Sunday 23 November 2008 6.46pm
Honesty is the best policy.
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