yah, had a sleepless night...blaming myself for carelessly leaving my mobile phone behind at the petrol minimart counter...keep replaying the scene over and over again and am very sure I didn't drop it - I must have just absent-mindedly LEFT it on the counter next to the nets machine and walked away after payment...there was a long queue behind me so anyone could have just taken it, even the cashiers.
it's true that the police aren't willing to investigate such 'petty crimes' - they must have tons of such reports daily and it's just too TRIVIAL for them to do anything about it. I also agree that if someone picks up something that DO NOT belongs to them then intentionally KEEPING it as their own, it's a DISHONEST ACT and hence A CRIME! So they could have at least used their authority to contact the petrol kiosk on my behalf to ask for the CCTV footage. If they dun have authority to view the tape, who has?
Can the person who picked up my phone resell it without the charger (dat is if she wants a quick buck). Do 2nd hand mobile phone shops accept such sets for sale/trade-in? Won't they find it dubious? I wish Singapore has the lMEI tracking law which Australia implements...it's a protection for us end-consumers.
Personally, I too have picked up wallets, ICs and tried means and ways to deliver them back to the owners at my own inconvenience. It's the smile on their faces (like what many of you said that makes it worthwhile). How can there be people in this world who obviously are so driven by GREED that they blind out their conscience to do the RIGHT THING - that is to return the LOST and FOUND item to its rightful owners? I cannot fathom that...that's why I couldn't sleep.