lost billfold

by Ppond09, Friday, February 14, 2020, 09:42 (13 days ago)

would anyone know what police department would issue a police report for lost billfold and where that is. Thanks

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, February 14, 2020, 13:14 (13 days ago) @ Ppond09

would anyone know what police department would issue a police report for lost billfold and where that is. Thanks

I believe the Ministerio Público de Atención al Turísta may be where you could get such a report. They should still have their office on Calle Presa la Angostura, Colonia Vicente Guerrero. They are a state dependency. Their phone number is on the page linked below.

We also have a new local Policía Turística. Some of them walk around in khaki shorts and white shirts and something like a pith helmet, some have motorcycles. I doubt they write reports, but you never know here in this land of ancient mystery and wonder and sometimes bizarre bureaucracy. Their office is probably the Academia de Policía on Paseo del Deportista next door to the Juzgado (from which comes the word "hoosegow" ) by the Unidad Deportiva. They don't answer their phone, but maybe 911 can give you a number for them. I don't have one.

If anyone starts asking for money, take a photo with your cellphone, try to get their name or at least the name of the office and just walk away.

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lost billfold

by Ppond09, Friday, February 14, 2020, 16:08 (13 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

im sorry I don't see that name on the list could I bother you for the number

lost billfold

by Ppond09, Friday, February 14, 2020, 16:40 (13 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I phoned 755 554 3966 but no one spoke English unfortunately

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Friday, February 14, 2020, 18:39 (13 days ago) @ Ppond09

You aren't likely to find an English speaker for this situation. Consider taking someone with you.

Good Luck!

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by svenobs, Saturday, February 15, 2020, 19:58 (11 days ago) @ Talley Ho

A few weeks ago I remember someone posting they found a wallet? Check old posts

lost billfold

by Ppond09, Saturday, February 15, 2020, 20:02 (11 days ago) @ svenobs

I received an email concearning the lost billfold but it was not mine unfortunately

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Saturday, February 15, 2020, 18:26 (12 days ago) @ Ppond09

2-15-2020

Hello Ppond09

I'll add my 2 cents of nonsense to the inquiry......

As far as going to the Ministerio Público de Atención al Turísta,
as Z Rob said, that may be where you could get a report on the incident.

Though, from my over 20 years experience here as Z Resident, the only thing that would do is add another statistic to their log.
Since it was lost, and NOT a crime, not much attention would be given to help You recover your lost billfold.

That said, IF You need such a report for insurance or other purposes in order to have an "Official" record of the event, that is the only use I would see for reporting it to the M.P.

As far as nobody speaking in English, there are TWO offices for the M.P:

One is as mentioned above.
Since it is Tourist Attention there should be someone available, at least part-time who understands English. And supposedly, they are a bit more attentive and courteous there, vs the regular M.P. office for people who aren't tourists or foreigners.

At the other office of the M.P., I wouldn't expect anyone there to know English.
It's for the typical local crime situation.

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jaui

lost billfold

by Ppond09, Saturday, February 15, 2020, 19:46 (11 days ago) @ jaui

my problem is that I am back in Canada but yes for Identity theft purposes I was made aware a police report would be very helpful. At the time I did not realize this and now I am uncertain as what to do next