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This message is dated Monday 19th August 2019 - Windsor

Alert message sent 19/08/2019 15:15:00

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This message is dated Monday 19th August 2019 for Windsor.
 
A SCAM CALL - a young man purchased an Apple Laptop, offered for sale on Gumtree and travelled down from Norfolk with the cash to buy it.  When he arrived the person selling it was outside a house waiting with it still shrink wrapped in its box, as brand new. 
 
She took the cash and made an excuse to leave immediately.
 
On his way back, he opened the box…….to find no laptop !  The box had been filled with flour and plastic, to give it some weight.  He immediately went back to search for the woman but no-one was found.  He then reported it to the police.
 
The police carried out an area search and one local resident had CCTV which showed the woman making off down a driveway into a garden and over the fence.  She was located and been arrested on suspicion of fraud.
 
CRIME:
WINDSOR:
CENTRAL WINDSOR
:
windsorcentralnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
17/8  Saturday 8.20 p.m. / 9.45 p.m.  Car Park, River Street.  Car keyed.
18/8  Sunday midnight / 3 a.m.  King Edward Court.  3 bikes stolen from a locked community space.  1.  A blue & white, Kross R3, mountain bike. 2.  A silver Specialized Rockhopper, mountain bike.  3.  A white & green, Innate 13 bike.
 
ETON & ETON WICK:
18/8  Sunday 7.45 a.m.  High Street, Eton.  Ground floor rear side window smashed.
 
WINDSOR WEST
windsorwestnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
- Tonight - 5 p.m. / 7 p.m.  Tescos in the Dedworth Road.  Burglary Roadshow.  PCSO Tara Harris will be there to answer any questions you may have re burglary, car crime, frauds & scams.
ANOTHER DATE FOR YOUR DIARY - Wednesday 21st August -11 a.m. / 2 p.m.  Burglary Road Show, Hanover Way.  PCSO Les Bradfield and PCSO James Searle will be there to answer any questions you may have re burglary, car crime, frauds & scams.
17/8 - 19/8  Saturday midnight / Monday 6 a.m.  Willows Riverside Park.  Van index plates stolen.
16/8 - 19/8  Friday 5 p.m. / Monday 7 a.m.  Depot, Tinkers Lane.  Van break - chain saws stolen.
 
CLEWER EAST & PARK:
17/8  Saturday 9.30 a.m. / 6 p.m.  Legoland Car Park.  Car keyed.
17/8  Saturday 9.30 a.m. / 4.30 p.m.  Legoland Car Park.  Spare alloy and tow hitch stolen.
 
WINDSOR EAST
windsoreastnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY, BURGLARY ROADSHOW
- Today, Monday, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.  Datchet GP Surgery.  PCSO Alex Daniels and a TV Police volunteer will be there.  Come and ask them anything - Burglary, Bike Crime, Scams and Fraud.
16/8  Friday 5.10 p.m.  Mill Place.  A car drove past and a stone was thrown, smashing a house window.
15/8 - 18/8  Thursday 7 p.m. / Sunday 6.30 p.m.  White Sprinter van, index KN ** XRS stolen from the road.
 
OLD WINDSOR:
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
- Tuesday 20th August  Burglary Roadshow - Outside the Police Beat Post between 6 - 8 p.m.  PCSO Les Bradfield and RBWM Community warden liam will be there to assist you with any enquiries or Crime Prevention advice you may need.
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
 
MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:
 
Just in from Karen - an HMRC Scam email:
 
The email says that Karen still has a take refund pending - £465.84 and despite several emails the amount has not been claimed.
 
She has until 20th August to claim this amount.
 
Underneath is a link - ‘Start Claim’
 
DON’T DO IT !
 
 
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

 
follow us on Facebook:
 
https://www.facebook.com/TVPWindsorandMaidenhead
 
Over the last few months, NHW in Windsor, Ascot and Sunningdale, has seen a resurgence in interest and activity.  New schemes have been set up with over 100 new members joining.  They are helping make a difference to the community, as a safer place to live. 
 
Go to https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/wsi/watch-schemes-initiatives/neighbourhood-watch/
 
Or
 
https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/
 
and enter your postcode, to find your nearest scheme and join.  Or start one yourself in your street. If one is in existence, but not mapped, it will not show. or contact the Scheme Administrator,  John
Diack   at    johndiack@hotmail.com
 
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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