This message is dated Wednesday 3rd November 2021 -Windsor

Alert message sent 03/11/2021 13:51:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


FIRST AN ACTION FRAUD CASE, CAUGHT BY THE BANKING PROTOCOL:

The police received a call from a local bank, as one of their customers was trying to make a withdrawal of a large amount of cash for roofing work, being done on their house.  This was an unusual withdrawal for them, though they have made several withdrawals of large sums recently.  They have memory issues, are confused and vulnerable.  The home also shows signs of long term neglect.  Apparently the builders cold called and said the work needed to be done and the victim agreed.  The victim, does not believe they are being scammed and says the builders have been really helpful.

If you see a builders van or a skip outside a neighbour’s house you feel may be vulnerable for whatever reason, let us know.  We will arrange for a PCSO / RBWM Community Warden to walk by and make discrete enquiries – never mentioning your name.  They will ask, what is being done and whether they have all the necessary paperwork / estimates / builders real contact details etc..  No legitimate builder would object to this process and would be grateful the client is being protected from scammers.

NEXT:  NOTTINGHAM KNOCKERS (YOUNG PEOPLE GOING DOOR TO DOOR, SELLING HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS) ARE OUT AND ABOUT RBWM  PLEASE DO NOT BUY FROM THEM AND ALWAYS GIVE THEM THE SAME MESSAGE:

‘I AM SORRY, I DO NOT BUY GOODS AND SERVICES AT THE DOOR’


Then firmly but politely, close and lock the front door.  Many thanks to all those that alerted us to them.

CRIME:

I have attached reference numbers to each crime report. If you live in the vicinity of any of the crimes mentioned and have CCTV or a video doorbell, can you please check the footage. If you have any that might be of interest to the police, can you please make contact with us, quoting reference number given.

Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email - www.crimestoppers-uk.org

WINDSOR:
CENTRAL WINDSOR:

centralwindsorneighbourhoodteam@thamesvalley.police.uk
2/11  Tuesday 12.10 p.m.  Thames Avenue.. The owner saw a man kick his car and walk off.  The front wing was damaged.  Ref. No:  43210494793
2/11  Tuesday 3.45 a.m.  Vansittart Road.  Catalytic converter stolen from under a Toyota Auris Hybrid.  Ref. No:  43210494255

ETON & ETON WICK:
The Crime Reduction Roadshow will take place tonight in the Eton Town Council offices in the High Street – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m..  It is a really good meeting.  We talk about the Winter Burglary Campaign, which is now merging into our Christmas Burglary Campaign, current scams and frauds – with Jane, a Courier Fraud ‘Survivor’ who talks about why, despite all her instincts, she fell for the scam and how it has deeply affected her since, as she is repeatedly re-victimised, by people telling her what she should have done and how foolish she was to have fallen for it !.  An RBWM Community Warden talks about their work in the community, PCSO Melita Diprose – your local Neighbourhood PCSO, talks about current crimes in Eton.  We also have Valerie Pike the Chair of the Windsor and Ascot NHW Association who will show you the Crime Prevention products she can supply – free of charge - post a TVP Home security Survey, to make sure people are safe.
NO CRIME TO REPORT.


WINDSOR WEST
windsorwestnhpt@thamesvalley.police.uk
CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

CLEWER EAST & PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

WINDSOR EAST

windsoreastnhpt@thamesvalley.police.uk
DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
2/11 Champney Close.  The owner has been targeted by unsolicited gardeners, who keep turning up and pressurising them to have work done in their garden and demanding money.  Ref. No:  43210495112

OLD WINDSOR:
2/11  Tuesday 7.15 a.m.  Lyndwood Drive.  Burglary overnight.  Entry via forced rear door.  Handbag and contents stolen.  It is believed it was to take the car keys of the Mercedes parked outside.  Ref. No:  43210494340


Please consider using our online reporting system but please note this reporting tool is not for use where a crime happening right now, the suspect is still at the scene, or anyone seriously injured or in immediate danger.

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Eyes, ears.....and Brain

Jeff
Jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.police.uk

NEWS UPDATE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH


Hi, I am Valerie Pike, Chair of Windsor & Ascot NHW Association. The Association was formed in September 2019 and our objective was simply to help residents. In setting up the Association, we asked
How can each of us
·       help to make our community safer?
·       improve its spirit and neighbourliness?
·       help the Police to reduce local crime?
·       make our own home security better?
 
Starting up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in your street is easy, and it’s free. Police statistics show that a Neighbourhood Watch scheme significantly reduces the probability of your house being burgled.
 
Neighbourhood Watch is about neighbourliness and making our communities and homes safer. It’s about being friendly and caring, and watching out for the elderly and vulnerable too.

Members of Neighbourhood Watch are assisted in a number of ways, including  having  free  home  security  surveys  conducted  by  a  local PCSO, to identify any areas in which security can be improved, and to advise  on  optimum  ways  to  safeguard  against  crime  and  improve personal and household security
 
But most of all Neighbourhood Watch is about helping the Police to keep us safe. They need the support of people who care. If that’s you - join us now!
Please contact us on contact@windsorascotnhwa.org.uk and we will be delighted to assist.

 
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Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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