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15-09-2019, 09:58   #16
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So she left her bag in the car with her phone in it, bank cards and €50?

The thread title is very misleading, your wife left it there, the taxi driver didn't steal it on her.
If he kept it and didn't return it, that's theft.
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15-09-2019, 10:07   #17
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Most likely that he picked up another fare and they pocketed the phone .
Happened to my wife last year .
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If he kept it and didn't return it, that's theft.
Sure you don't know if he did.

Someone could have hopped into the taxi 30 seconds after the wife had departed and took the bag, taxi driver none the wiser.

I've left two phones in a taxi, one i never saw again, and the second I got back after the driver answered.

Moral of the story, don't blame other people when you f*ck up.
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15-09-2019, 10:42   #19
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It doesn't matter if they do or not. It will be recorded. And it goes into the statistics.

It's what provides resourcing so yes crimes should be reported.

Also if she has phone insurance she will need to .
Would it?

Those statistics are known to be doctored too.

Personally as someone who has lost all trust & confidence in the Gardai I wouldn't bother with them at all. I'd just take my loss & move on.
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15-09-2019, 10:45   #20
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So she left her bag in the car with her phone in it, bank cards and €50?

The thread title is very misleading, your wife left it there, the taxi driver didn't steal it on her.
She might have had a case on the phone with space for bank cards and a bit of cash rather than her handbag being left behind
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One night I left my phone in a taxi, didn't even realise until the next day when my flatmate woke me up with, there's a taximan on the phone.

He rang some of my friends to locate me.

Got the phone back that afternoon, offered him 20 euro for his honesty, wouldn't take it.

What a legend.

OP, I wouldn't be jumping to conclusions until you have all the info, most taximen are sound, but there are a handful that give others a bad name.
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15-09-2019, 10:54   #22
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Check your local Garda Station. The taxi man could have dropped it there.
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15-09-2019, 11:26   #23
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If he kept it and didn't return it, that's theft.

Some posters have him tried & convicted when there are many possibilities. It's at least as likely that the next passenger pocketed it as the taxi driver took it.

Personally I'd like to see the thread titled changed to something more factual like "my wife left her phone in a taxi"
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15-09-2019, 11:49   #24
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What a stupid bit of advice.

Report it, it's a crime.
Is leaving one's phone behind in a taxi a crime?

Because that's the only thing that we know for certain happened.
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15-09-2019, 12:13   #25
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So she left her bag in the car with her phone in it, bank cards and €50?

The thread title is very misleading, your wife left it there, the taxi driver didn't steal it on her.
Never said she left her bag in the car, the phone bank cards & the €50 were in the phone cover which fell out of her pocket. She has her bag BTW. When I rang the phone the car would of been no more than 100 meters away, she realized that quickly it was missing. The phone rang and went to VM. By the time I booted up the laptop and logged into find the phone app, say 2 minutes would be reasonable, the phone was offline in the app. The battery didn't die before you suggest that.

How do I know this? Because now the phone is back online this morning.
Yes she left the phone in the car...by accident not on purpose.Once the phone rang it was knocked off. Not exactly going out of his way to return it when he was literally at top of the road? So lets just say he wasn't very honest.......

Could someone have jumped into the car straight away? Perhaps, but unlikely, this is a residential estate not a busy main road where there would be a higher chance of someone flagging him down.

Oh and one last thing, in her conversation with him he mentioned he was originally from X but now living in Y. Where's the phone showing up now? Answers on a postcard please....
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One night I left my phone in a taxi, didn't even realise until the next day when my flatmate woke me up with, there's a taximan on the phone.

He rang some of my friends to locate me.

Got the phone back that afternoon, offered him 20 euro for his honesty, wouldn't take it.

What a legend.

OP, I wouldn't be jumping to conclusions until you have all the info, most taximen are sound, but there are a handful that give others a bad name.
Same here..... got dropped to Airport by taxi to catch a flight. Got call from taxi man who picked up another fare on rank and passenger found my wallet sitting on back seat. He dropped his fare if and swung around to airport and met me outside with my wallet. Offered him €20 but he refused.
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Oh and one last thing, in her conversation with him he mentioned he was originally from X but now living in Y. Where's the phone showing up now? Answers on a postcard please....
No one here is having a go at you, just saying not to jump to conclusions.

Driver might not have found the phone, it could still be in his car, he might have intentions or not to bring it back if he's near the area.

Sure go over to his house and find out for yourself. Let us know what happens
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15-09-2019, 12:37   #28
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It doesn't matter if they do or not. It will be recorded. And it goes into the statistics.

It's what provides resourcing so yes crimes should be reported.

Also if she has phone insurance she will need to .
My wifes jewellery that was stolen in 2014 was reported but never recorded. When asked 10 months later they still had no record of it. Never underestimate the laziness of some of our police force.
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My wifes jewellery that was stolen in 2014 was reported but never recorded. When asked 10 months later they still had no record of it. Never underestimate the laziness of some of our police force.
If you report you should get a PULSE number.
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And she definitely had it when she got into the taxi?
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