Look, the police are really sorry that you were robbed, so perhaps this bouquet of flowers will make you forget about your missing laptop. And about the fact that they're probably not ever going to find out who stole your stuff. London's Metropolitan and West Mercia Police only have a 12 percent success rate when it comes to solving burglary cases. But they're 100 percent committed to distracting victims, delivering flowers and notes to people who’ve reported a robbery. "It was nice to receive [the flowers]," one victim said. "But the thought that went into that could have gone into solving the burglary." The police have shrugged off the criticism, saying that the gesture "helps start up dialogue with victims." [Source]
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