This message is dated Friday 18th February 2022 - Windsor
Alert message sent 18/02/2022 13:35:00
Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
FIRST A POSSIBLE COURIER FRAUD:
We have received a report transferred from the Met. Pol. That they have received a call from an elderly resident in Windsor, that she may have been the victim of a Courier Fraud, but the details received from the victim are very confused. Apparently, she received a call from ‘DCI Thompson’ a Fraud Officer from the Met. Pol. Based in Wembley. He informed her that there had been fraud on her bank account and they needed her assistant to develop evidence. Later they have tried to call her back, but the line has been continually engaged. We will make a welfare visit to establish what exactly happened. At the moment we do not known if any personal details were given to ‘DCI Thompson’.
These are still happening on a daily basis, but few are reported to us – either the potential victim recognises the scam and just puts the phone down, or the victim is reeled in and loses a lot of money and is afraid, or embarrassed to tell anyone.
If you receive one of these calls we need to know, to establish how widespread they are and the type of person being targeted. This will help us to establish how they choose their victims – or where / how they get their details. A success rate of 1% - that is one successful call in 100, generates a huge amount of money – and leaves a terrible trail of devastation behind them.
If you have been a victim, rest assured we will deal with you with great sympathy, discretion and support. You have nothing to fear reporting it to us.
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
17/2 11.20p.m. Police received a report of a group of youths who approached a parked car and opened the boot. They then proceeded to search the car. We do not yet know if anything was stolen. The owner has not yet reported the incident. Presumable the group tried car door handles in that and other nearby roads. Re. No: 43220074670
17/2 Thursday 3.40 a.m. Arthur Road. A watchful witness reported a group of youths breaking into a neighbour’s car outside his house. They shouted and most of the group made off as he phoned the [police, who attended immediately and found one youth behind the steering wheel still inside the car. He appeared to be the worse for alcohol and was arrested upon suspicion of attempted theft of a motor vehicle. Ref. No: 43220073085 We are grateful for the speedy actions of the witness.
ETON & ETON WICK:
17/2 Thursday 11.30 a.m. / 1.30 p.m. King Stable Street. A bike stolen from behind a secure gate, left unlocked. A white Meriora bike. Ref. No: 43220073835
firstname.lastname@example.org CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
17/2Thursday overnight. Marina, Maidenhead Road. Forced break in to a boat – Garmin navigation equipment stolen. Ref. No: 43220074225. We also had a boat broken into with similar valuable items stolen from a boat moored up at Bray Lake, Monkey Island Lane in Maidenhead on the 11th February– similar items stolen, but only reported yesterday.
CLEWER EAST & PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
email@example.com DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
17/2 Thursday 10.25 p.m. Wraysbury Station. The police received a report of three youths at the station shooting a lights with catapults, causing damage. Re. No: 43220074638
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
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NEWS UPDATE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
A new year, a new logo, a new beginning
Why not start a new scheme in your street - A scheme is a group of members, usually in the same road or area, which has a coordinator to manage the scheme.
In the last week, we have had inquiries from various residents and we are delighted to announce that three new schemes are being set up.
There are many benefits to starting a scheme - awareness of types of crimes that affect our communities such as vehicle crime and advice on scams, access to CCTV, for instance.
Neighbourhood Watch is not just about crime awareness though. It's about supporting communities and tackling issues within them like, loneliness and vulnerability.
Being aware of these issues will enable you to be proactive in your community to help those in our communities that need support.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be delighted to assist.
Valerie Pike, Chairman of Windsor & Ascot NHW Association.