To the Editor,
The Robeson County Sheriff’s Department was called out to a theft of a motorcycle on Nov. 14. The bike had been stolen between midnight and 6 a.m. The officer took a statement while sitting in his car. He never got out of his car to look at any tracks. The tracks led to a neighbor’s house, then to the main road. The officer was offered pictures of the bike and a recording of the tracks leading to the neighbor’s house. He did not take these. He drove around for a few minutes and left. He did not ask the neighbors anything.
I waited 24 hours before going to the Sheriff’s Department to ensure that the papers were filed correctly. I was informed that it was filed and someone assigned the case, but they were all out looking for an elderly person who was missing. At the end of the day, I called the detective assigned to the job only to find out that he was at home.
The detective said he had been working 12 days straight and needed a few days off. I understand needing a break. Is he the only detective capable of looking for stolen motorcycles? I have now waited an entire week for this detective to call me, ask me for information, and maybe decide that he might want a picture of the stolen motorcycle. I am still waiting. I am still without my motorcycle. I doubt a week-old trail will lead anywhere now.
I hope that others protect themselves, as it looks like Robeson County has forgotten what they do for a living. They no longer care if you get justice. They only seem to care about getting to sit around in cars, taking breaks, and assigning your cases to people who haven’t bothered to start looking.
I offer $100 to anyone that will give me the information I need to get my bike back. It is a green 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 500r. It has no emblems because it was custom-painted.