Originally Posted by PeterM
I strongly suspect the police won't be investigating anything.it's a low value crime against what you'd have to assume is a middle class member of society, with no injury.
You'd be surprised. My son recently found his stolen bike locked to a lamp post in town. Once local plod had checked details (it was reported stolen at the time), they sent someone down, hung around for a while to see if anyone might come to use it and then let us take it away having cut the lock off with constabulary bolt cutters. I hope the person who reports it 'stolen' might have some interesting questions to answer.
Good luck to Doug with the thieves.