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This message is dated Wednesday 20th November 2019 - Ascot

Alert message sent 20/11/2019 10:32:00

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This message is dated Wednesday 20th November 2019 for Ascot.
We have had a case of Bogus builders - this is how it works

17/11/2019 - On Sunday, the victim has been walking in Westmoreland Road, Maidenhead, when she has encountered two men, they implied that they knew her and that 'MARY', had recommended that they to do her driveway & guttering. The victim then wrote them a cheque for £1,850 as a deposit and also at some stage, handed over £200 in cash.
19/11/2019 on Tuesday, the victim has returned home, from playing tennis, to find the two men's ladder's up against her home.
The suspects soon returned to the house from the pub.  They have then taken her into town, for her to attempt to withdraw £2k from her bank and £1K from a building society).
The bank staff have then initiated the ‘Banking Protocol’ and called police. When the police arrived, the suspects immediately made off in a white van.
The victim has then been debriefed by staff and taken home for a further debrief with family.
The cheque for £1850 had not been drawn on the victims account by the suspects, so this has will be frozen from being drawn. The total believed loss is £200.
18/11 - 19/11  Monday 8 p.m. / Tuesday 7.15 a.m.  High Street X 2.  Catalytic converters stolen X 2

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“On 23rd September 2019 the new Windsor & Ascot Neighbourhood Watch Association was formed and inaugurated, with Valerie Pike as Chair and seven Committee members consisting of NHW Coordinators, Thames Valley NHW Multi-Scheme Administrators, local Councillors and longstanding residents. The aim of the Association is to encourage participation in NHW in the Windsor & Ascot parish areas, with a particular focus on increasing safety for residents, preventing cybercrime and assisting our elderly and vulnerable neighbours.  The areas covered by the Association are: Windsor Inner, Eton & Eton Wick, The Clewers, Dedworth, Oakley Green, Old Windsor, Datchet, Horton, Wraysbury, Ascot, Cheapside, Sunningdale and Sunninghill. The Association has a Facebook page:
Residents of these areas are encouraged to join the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association by signing up on, using their postcodes to find the most appropriate NHW scheme to apply to become a member of. For more information please contact the Scheme Administrator for Windsor & Ascot NHW, Colin Meads, at”. 
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Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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