Yesterday afternoon my (retired) neighbours went to a funeral. When they came home they found someone had broken in the rear door and ransacked the place, ripping a safe from the bedroom wall, breaking it open, and removing all their savings.
They reported it; the old bill came around yesterday evening and took some details but that’s as far as it’s going to go.
Obviously the thieves had not yet received their Christmas card.
See the following from The Reading Post of 17/12/2008:
Glad to see our tax money is being wisely spent.