OurManInChania wrote:...We thought Crete was better than this!
Kilkis wrote:OurManInChania wrote:...We thought Crete was better than this!
There are criminals wherever there are people.
OurManInChania wrote:...You think I don't know this already? Not really a very helpful or informative reply thank you!
Kilkis wrote:OurManInChania wrote:...You think I don't know this already? Not really a very helpful or informative reply thank you!
Then why make the comment "We thought Crete was better than this!" It implies that you think there are no criminals on Crete. Either you know there are, in which case why are you surprised that someone robbed you, or you think there aren't, in which case it was an informative reply, i.e. there are.
You ask, "Is it worth going to the police?" Are your olive trees insured? If so it is worth going to the police to get a crime number that you can give to your insurance company. Do the trees have any unique identification marks that would allow the police to return them to you if they happened to find them? If so it is worth going to the police to give them a description of the identifying marks. Do you think it is your civic duty to report a crime to the police in the hope that it might get the criminals caught and stop other people being robbed? If so it is worth going to the police. Do you think going to the police will get your property back and/or prevent more of your property being stolen? If so it is probably not worth going to the police.
All over the world people are robbed, mugged, raped and murdered. I am sure that the incidence of such crimes is lower in Crete than in the Baltimore projects or the Sao Paulo favelas but that doesn't mean it won't happen to you. In my area I know of people who have been murdered in their home and people who have been tortured to open a safe. I know personally people whose house was broken into and all their cash and jewellery stolen. After that they were so frightened they daren't leave the house unless someone came and house sat and in the end returned to the UK.
PS I wouldn't recommend buckshot. It is pretty lethal, although not as lethal as a slug, and you don't really want to spend 15 years in a Greek jail for the sake of some olive trees. Birdshot would be safer if you intend to shoot the robbers at relatively long range or, if you think you might shoot them at shorter range, I would suggest rock-salt. I'm told it is immensely painful but unlikely to kill.
PPS I suspect that a CCTV camera is more valuable than the olive trunks so they will probably steal that if you install one.
paul g wrote:I lived in London for fifty years and was robbed once, came to Crete in 2006 and was robbed in 2006, 2007, 2010.
Absolutely agree. When a person gets out of line someone will say, "Stop that or I'll tell your mother." We joke that it doesn't matter whether the miscreant is 5 or 65.Maud wrote:If a member of a family is caught stealing it would bring shame on all of them.
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