Write a Letter to Your Friend Describing How You Caught a Thief

By | October 23, 2021

Informal letters are the most traditional way to maintain contact with close relatives and friends. But in this ongoing era of worldwide digitalization, the relevance of informal personal letters has decreased in day-to-day life.

But many institutions still keep using these informal personal letters to check their students’ English comprehension skills. That’s why from the examination point of view informal personal letter writing is still very important for students to score well in exams.

In today’s session, you will learn how to write letters to your friend describing how you caught a thief. It is very much easy to frame personal letters and score well in exams through this. 

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Example 1

Question: You have recently caught a thief on the bus while going to school. Write a letter to one of your friends describing the incident.

Hints: You were going to school by bus- you noticed a person- Trying to steal from a co-passengers bag- You shouted- Alerted the passengers- The thief first gave a justification, then ran away- Bus stopped- People caught the thief- Beating- You requested to hand-over to police- Police came & arrested

Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Baranagar
Kolkata: 700139

August 12, 2020

Dear Koustav,

It’s been really a long time that I haven’t heard from you. How are you doing? You know, recently I caught a thief while going to school by bus. In this letter, today I want to share my experience with this incident with you. 

It was last week, Thursday, I was going to school as per my daily routine by bus. I almost reached my school, when I noticed a person trying to pick up something from one of my co-passengers bags. Instantly I shouted at that person and alerted all my co-passengers. The thief first started giving justification and then he tried to run away by jumping from the bus. But fortunately, the bus driver stopped the bus instantly and many people ran behind the thief and eventually caught him.

After catching him, all the people started beating the person brutally. I requested all of them to hand over the thief to the police. The police were informed and they arrested the thief. It was quite a thrilling experience for me. What do you think about this incident? Let me know in your next letter.

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Your dear friend,

Example 2

Question: Write a letter to your friend describing your experience of catching a thief in your house.  

Hints: You went to an invitation- Returned home late- Heard footsteps on the roof- Sacred- Told your father- Find a thief on the roof with tools to rob- He tried to run away- Your father hit him with a stick- He came to rob as the house was empty- Handed him over to police

2/61 Barakhola Road, Ruby
North 24 Parganas, West Bengal

September 23, 2021

Dear Sreerupa,

It’s been a long time since our last meeting. How are you doing nowadays? You would be surprised to know that I have recently caught a thief in our house. Through this letter, I want to share his experience with you.

The day before yesterday, we went to an invitation to one of our relatives’ houses. Due to that, we returned to our house a bit late. It was around 11:30 at night when I entered my room and heard the sound of somebody’s footsteps on the roof. Initially, I was scared and immediately told my father about this. Then first he calmed me down and we went on our roof with two sticks in our hands. On the roof, we caught a man with tools to rob people’s houses. First, he tried to run away but my father hit him in the legs with the stick he was carrying. 

Using the opportunity of our absence, the thief came to our house to rob us. But as we came back home earlier than he expected, we tried to hide on the roof. After catching him, we called the police and handed him over to them.

Your loving friend
Amitayu Chakraborty

Example 3

Question: You have recently helped the police to catch a notorious thief from your locality. Write a letter to your friend describing how you helped the police catch the thief and how everyone appreciated you after this incident. Make use of the following hints for reference.

Hints: Thief disturbing daily life- Robbery every alternative day- Police couldn’t arrest anybody- You saw the thief while returning from coaching- He was stealing from a neighbour’s house-  You helped the police to make sketch- The thief was caught- Everybody appreciated

87/C RN Tagore Road, South Tarapukur

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February 11, 2021

Dear Arijit,

In the last letter, you wanted to know why everybody was appreciating me when we met last time. It was because I helped the police catch a notorious thief in our locality. In this letter, I want to share that experience with you.

During the last few months, a thief was disturbing normal daily life in our locality. Until last month we didn’t even know whether it was a single person or a gang. Almost every alternative day, something was getting stolen from somebody’s house in this area. The police were informed several times but they couldn’t arrest anybody regarding those incidents. One evening, when I was returning from my coaching class I saw a person coming out of one of our neighbour’s houses with a large bag. As soon as I saw him, he ran away. Then I understood that it was the thief that was bothering us.

I told my father about this incident and he called the police. I helped the police to make a sketch of that person. With the help of that sketch, the police caught the thief within just two days. 

Your best friend,
Altaf Hossein

Example 4

Question: Recently you have caught a pickpocket on the train while returning from school. Write a letter to your friend describing your experience of catching the thief and how you felt after the incident. Make use of the hints mentioned below. 

Hints: You were returning from school by train- Noticed a person- He was trying to steal another passenger’s purse- You shouted and stopped that man- He failed to run away- Everybody started beating the thief- Handed over to RPF in next station- Fainted- You’re feeling guilty of the thief’s injury- Conclusion

88/7, East Station Road,
Kolkata: 700110

December 11, 2020

Dear Rehan,

Recently I helped catch a pickpocket on the train while returning home from my school. It was surprisingly a mixed feeling that hit me after this incident. In this letter, I want to share that experience with you.

Like every day, I was returning from school by train. The train was quite crowded and suddenly I noticed a man trying to steal the purse from one of my fellow passengers’ pockets. I immediately shouted at that thief and went to stop him. As the train was running, he got unable to run away. Immediately, everybody caught and started beating him. After reaching the next station, all the passengers dragged the person off the train and started beating him again and now more brutally. Eventually, he was handed over to the RPF, but then the thief almost fainted. 

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To my surprise, I started feeling guilty about that person’s injury after this incident. The person may be a thief indeed, but he wasn’t supposed to be beaten that way. What do you think of it? Did I do the right thing? Write me in your next letter.

Best wishes and regards,

That was all about our presentation on writing letters to your friend describing how you caught a thief. Hopefully, after going through this session all your doubts have been resolved and you will be able to write such letters on your own. Never forget to add your own unique points to your letters to score better.

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