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This message is dated wednesday 27th March 2019 - Windsor

Alert message sent 27/03/2019 17:55:00

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This message is dated Wednesday 27th  March 2019 for Windsor.
 
FIRST:  WE HAVE HAD 2 DISTRACTION BURGLARIES IN OLD WINDSOR.  I UNDERSTAND THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL OTHERS IN NEIGHBOURING POLICE AREAS, USING THE OLD WATERBOARD / BOILER  / WATER PRESSURE MO.
 
See below in Old Windsor
 
We haven’t had any distraction burglaries for a very long time, then we get two in a single day - next door neighbours.
 
NEXT: We have some very professional Dippers (Pick Pockets) very active in Maidenhead at the moment.  As we mount operations against them, they will be displaced, to other town centres.  Please be on your guard, make sure your handbags are worn across the body, under any coat.  Shoulder beach type bags, which are very fashionable at the moment are really vulnerable, particularly if you push them behind your arm to the back !
 
Be aware of who is around you at all times - no-one should come into your personal space - use shop window reflections, for example.  Walk tall, remain alert and confident, looking around you generally.  Dippers look for poor posture, people who are distracted and ‘victims’.
 
CRIME:
WINDSOR:
CENTRAL WINDSOR:
centralwindsorneighbourhoodteam@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
ETON & ETON WICK:
26/3  Tuesday 8.15 p.m. / 10.15 p.m.  Common Lane, Eton.  Stone used to smash driver’s side window - HANDBAG AND CONTENTS, WHICH HAD BEEN TUCKED UNDER THE PASSENGER SEAT STOLEN
 
WINDSOR WEST
windsorwestnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
Can I thank all those that turned up to our NHW meeting in Clewer Village on Monday evening.  The meeting was chaired by RBWM Community Warden Clive Dent.  He introduced RBWM Community warden Liam Smith who works with him covering Dedworth.  I was able to introduce, PC Phil Collings, the new Neighbourhood Officer, covering Dedworth.  We discussed current issues and dealt a lot with Crime Prevention re Burglaries, Car Crime, Scams & Frauds.  It was a really good evening - many thanks for being a really good interactive audience
26/3  Tuesday 12.30 p.m.  Galleys Road. A van pulled up and removed scrap metal from a front garden.  No permission was obtained.
24/3 - 25/3  Sunday 2 p.m. / Monday 7.10 a.m.  Harrington Close.  Car opened and contents scattered around.
22/3 - 26/3  Winwood, Sawyers Close.  Car rear index plate stolen.
 
CLEWER EAST & PARK:
25.3  Monday 7.40 p.m.  Longbourne.  A young lad rode up on a bike and thrown a brick through a house window.
24/3 - 25/3  Sunday 2 p.m. / Monday 8.30 a.m.  Kimber Close.  The owner cannot confirm if she locked her car, but it has been entered and searched.  Nothing stolen.
 
WINDSOR EAST
windsoreastnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
25/3  Monday 11.45 a.m. / 5.15 p.m.  The Avenue Wraysbury.  Burglary.  Entry via forced patio door and an untidy search was carried out.  A safe which had been embedded in concrete under a wardrobe was dug out using power tools and stolen along with some silver cutlery.  This appears to have been a targeted burglary, not carried out by opportunist thieves.
24/3 - 25/3  Sunday 1 p.m. / Monday 3 p.m.  Car Park, Horton Road, Datchet.  Car bonnet damaged.  It looks like someone has jumped on it.
26/3  Tuesday 11.35 a.m. / 11.45 a.m. Eton Road, Datchet.  The owner left the keys in the ignition while attending to her gate - when she looked round, the car was being driven away.  The car has since been seen in Langley and Brands Hill. That is how it happens ! - our Opportunist Thieves are always out and about watching for an opportunity - for someone to have made a mistake and it may well the first and only time, this has ever happened.
 
OLD WINDSOR:
26/3  Tuesday 4.15 p.m.  Flats, Queens Close X 2.  DISTRACTION BURGLARY.  1.  The aggrieved was cold called by two men, who rang her doorbell.  They said a neighbour’s boiler had burst causing their house to flood.  They were visiting the neighbours, to check if their water pressure was ok.  She was asked to run water into buckets and cups with one man, while the other went into the bathroom’ to do the same.. He also went to a neighbour’s flat saying the same.  A cheque book was stolen from one and jewellery from the other.  In the first house the man offered to get e skip as there was a lot of items in the house.  He said it would cost £1,000.  The aggrieved said she did not have that amount and after about 45 minutes, both men left.  They drove off at speed in a silver car.  They are described as 1.  Young man, white, late 20s, he looked possibly European. 5’10’’, regular build, dark brown hair, wearing a long sleeved blue jumper and dark coloured trousers.  2nd man, in his 50s, large with a big stomach, grey coloured hair, brushed back wearing a long sleeve dark jumper, dark trousers with a south of England local accent.
26/3 - 27/3  Tuesday midnight / Wednesday 7.45 a.m.  Hotel Car Park, Burfield Road.  Overnight someone has attempted to break into a van.  A hole was cut in the side door beside the lock.  Nothing stolen.
 
 
We are currently experiencing high calls for service on 101. 
 
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.
 
https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/
 
Eyes, ears.....and Brain
 
Jeff
Jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
 
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Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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