A couple of weeks ago my house got broken into. I got home just after midnight, found the house a mess, and mine and my housemates laptops gone. Phoned the police straight away, and they said that being a friday night they were quite busy, but would be with me asap. Anyhoo, it was over 5hours before they came!! nearly 6am!! and after being told not to touch/close the windows which had been tampered with and left open, I was too scared to sleep lol so it was the longest 5hours ever lol! ooh, that was a bit of a rant! but I was just wondering if thats a normal waiting time for things like a robbery?! I know its not an emergancy situation, and should be delt with after most other 999 calls, but that seemed sooo long to wait! and they only arrived after I called a second time at 5oclock, when my other housemates arrived home and agreed that they should have arrived by then.