The Thief, The Police and the Honest Person

Being cautious, I didn’t want to pass a stranger my home address (it could have been a scam), after taking some details from him, I called our local police on 101. After a two hour on-hold message, I spoke to a helpful lady on the control desk, who took some details and managed to find the original crime reference number. She understood my concerns and promised to call me back after speaking to the gentleman.