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Crime Update Friday 9th June 2017 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 09/06/2017 09:47:00

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This message is dated Friday 9th June 2017 for Maidenhead.
Hi Jeff,
Just had a Nottingham Knocker call at lunch time today in Green Lane Windsor.  Before he could get going with the usual message, he got a firm
"We don't buy at the door",
He was not best pleased but I closed the front door anyway.
If everyone just keeps saying exactly the same thing, eventually, they will get the message and not bother to come here:
I am sorry, I do not buy goods and services at the Door
Then, firmly, but politely, close the door and phone the police.  Doing this will protect you and your community !
You're fantastic.

 I like to think I'm not stupid, but your advice about the true modus operandi of Nottingham Knockers…… I had no idea....!
So thank you, yet again!
Honor from Trading Standards has a copy of one of the ‘Suckers’ Lists’ with 300 names on it, which is being used by our criminal brethren !  She and the RBWM Community Wardens are visiting everyone on the list, but this is a very time consuming, but necessary, business.
The lists are also being added to each week !
Hi Jeff,
Nottingham Knockers are out in force in a Datchet this afternoon (Friday 2nd June). I've watched very sensible neighbours, get suckered in, do you have any pamphlets I could distribute? 
Best regards, 

Not really, all we can do it pass on the information from these messages – and – most importantly, get them to sign up to receive them.  As we all know, telling someone doesn’t always work.  Reading advice in these messages, not only from me but real people out there, helps to push the message home.
All anyone need to sign up, is to go online at
or – they can email me directly, with their name, full address, postcode, and contact telephone numbers and I will add them to the database.
When I go to meetings and ask people who get my messages, whether they think they are useful, the overwhelming response is yes……….if a little long !!!  I know, but there is so much information to send out to make sure everyone safe !
Hi Jeff
Had one call at the door about 14.00hrs today Friday 2nd June, in St Luke’s Road, Old Windsor between Co-op and Straight Road.
Slimmish bloke, about 5’-9’’,  gingery hair, reddish t-shirt/polo shirt, early/mid- twenties and spoke with a distinct Midland accent.
I didn’t have chance to complete the sentence ‘We don’t buy from the door’ when he was gone !
Tried to phone 101 but had forgotten the number ! Sorry, but did tell as many people as I could, when I went out later.
This shows that is we all use the same words, they will simply walk away and hopefully leave the area !
One point for everyone including Roger – The 101 number surely is not that hard to remember ???
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9/6  Friday 3.30 a.m.  Warren Row Road, Knowl Hill.  The owner was awoken when their car alarm sounded.  This was followed by a screech of a car pulling away at speed.  Their car passenger window had been smashed.
8/6  Thursday 0.30 a.m. / 8 a.m.  Knowl Hill Common, knowl Hill.  3 pints of milk stolen from a doorstep.
7/6  Wednesday 12.20 p.m.  Wellhouse Road.  A white flatbed with scrap metal in the back, drove along the road slowly and pulled up outside a house.  The driver got out walked up the side access, picked up 4 bikes and put them in the back of the van.  He was challenged by a neighbour and responded that he had rung the doorbell and the owner answered and said he could take them.  The neighbour later found out that this was not true.  The bikes had been stolen.
3/6 – 7/6  Pinkneys Road.  Spare wheel stolen from Ocean van.
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Some useful tips from Graham – which I think are brilliant:
Hi Jeff
The tips below come from some friends in Belgium.
 Some people left their car in the long-term parking at [Windsor] while away, and someone broke into the car. Using the information on the car's registration in the glove compartment, they drove the car to the people's home in [Essex] and robbed it. So I guess if we are going to leave the car in long-term parking, we should NOT leave our registration/insurance cards in it, nor the remote garage door opener. This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.
Someone had their car broken into while they were at a hockey game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the arena and specially allotted to hockey fans. Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard. When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen. The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the hockey game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents.
Something to consider if you have a GPS - don't put your home address in it. Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.
I never thought of this! This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists names on her cell phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen. Twenty minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says, "I received your text asking about our PIN number and I replied a little while ago." When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text "hubby" in the contact list and got hold of the PIN. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.
Moral of this story
a. Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mum, etc.
b. And, very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.
c. Also, when you're being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet "family and friends" who text you.
A lady went shopping at a local supermarket and left her purse sitting in the child seat of the trolley while she reached something off a shelf.  Wait till you read the WHOLE story!
Her wallet was stolen, and she reported it to the store personnel. After returning home, she received a phone call from the Supermarket Security to say that they had her wallet and that although there was no money in it, it did still hold her personal papers. She immediately went to pick up her wallet, only to be told by Supermarket Security that they had not called her. By the time she returned home again, her house had been broken into and burgled. The thieves knew that by calling and saying they were Supermarket Security, they could lure her out of her house long enough for them to burgle it.
Scam email – Not using a link !!!
I have just received a SCAM email into my Police email inbox.  It is from Eva Svendstad, the EU Representative, of the ‘Qatar Foundation’ !  Apparently, I am one of the lucky people, chosen to receive a donation of Euros 1,950,000.  I can use this money, to promote my business, or personal interests !!!
To find out more on how to obtain this money…simply email them back !
NEXT be on your guard if you get a call from security companies:
Hi Jeff,
I just thought I would let you know about a company that is ringing around elderly neighbours.
They claim to be a security company. They ask if you are under 85 years old, then tell you that the police are no longer patrolling your area.
They actually use the name of your road and the next road down from you.
They aim to sell police linked security response service and name a Website, but it has different telephone numbers.
My neighbour became very upset at the prospect of the police not being able to patrol the area. I know there is no such thing as constant patrolling and so does my neighbour.
I did ring them and ask why they were using this type of phrasing to elderly people, of course they said they had not.
I also made them aware I was passing this information on to you. At which point we ended the call.
Many thanks for this Geoff,
This is an abominable scare tactic.  We have not changed our patrolling policy.  Police officers, PCSOs and RBWM Community Wardens, still patrol, on foot, bikes and cars 24 -7 - 365 days a year.
Each morning at 8.30 a.m. there is a police briefing and patrol plans are agreed for that day, depending upon what has happened overnight.  Some PCs are preparing ‘Problem Profiles’ for particular areas, which come up as targeted for crime.  Those plans, contain individual patrol plans covering the times and locations, which are particularly vulnerable.
Please reassure anyone in your road, we are still out there to help and assist in any way we can.
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, NHW & Community Msg Co-ordinator, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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