This message is dated Friday 18th January 2019 - Windsor
Alert message sent 18/01/2019 11:50:00
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This message is dated Friday 18th January 2019 forWindsor.
FIRST: A reminder about cold callers and why no-one should buy goods and services at the door.
A man cold called a local resident at 11 a.m.. He said to the woman that opened the door, that he had arrived to complete some work, organised by her husband on the driveway. She then tried to contact her husband for confirmation, but was unable to get through. She told the man to hold off, until she could obtain confirmation.
At 3 p.m., she saw two men working on her driveway, filling in potholes and asked them to stop. They said they would finish what they were doing as it was free, in preparation for the tarmacking. Later she saw they had done more work, but had left.
When her husband returned, she discussed this with him and he knew nothing about it and had never discussed the driveway with anyone or requested anyone to do any work.
In their initial discussions, I believe the workman said the work would cost £1,500. They returned the next day asking for £5,800 to complete the work.
The man is described as olive skinned, brown hair, 30 - 33 years old, about 5’10, medium build wearing chinos and shirt & jumper, wearing a Hi Viz jacket.
Fortunately, these two residents were strong and secure enough, to say no - go away and don’t come back, we are giving you nothing as we did not ask to have the work done ! Others may not have felt so confident, feeling vulnerable and paid what they asked.
PLEASE, NEVER LET ANYONE START WORK, UNLESS YOU HAVE REQUESTED THEM TO DO IT, HAVE AN ESTIMATE AND A WRITTEN CONTRACT. PLEASE REMEMBER OUR NHW MOTTO: WE DO NOT BUY GOODS AND SERVICES AT THE DOOR.
If you equivocate / say you will think about it / - they will take this as a YES !
CRIME: WINDSOR: CENTRAL WINDSOR: firstname.lastname@example.org
17/1 Thursday 9.10 a.m. / 9.30 a.m. Alma Road. Attempted Burglary. The owner has found holes drilled around the front door lock. No entry gained and nothing stolen. We have never seen this MO before !
ETON & ETON WICK: NO CRIME TO REPORT. WINDSOR WEST email@example.com CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
18/1 Friday midnight / 8.45 a.m. Smith’s Lane. Burglary. No details at this time.
15/1 - 16/1 Tuesday 7 p.m. / Wednesday 7.30 a.m. Kempton House, Paddock Close. Van break tools stolen.
CLEWER EAST & PARK: NO CRIME TO REPORT.
WINDSOR EAST firstname.lastname@example.org DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
17/1 Thursday 4.30 p.m. / 5.30 p.m. Ferry Lane. Burglary. The owner returned home and heard noises inside the house. Entry gained via forced rear patio doors, then reaching in and opening the door using the key left in the lock. Untidy search of the whole house. It is not yet known if anything stolen.
OLD WINDSOR: NO CRIME TO REPORT.
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