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This message is dated Friday 24th January 2020 - Windsor

Alert message sent 24/01/2020 13:58:00

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This message is dated Friday 24th January 2020 for Windsor.
21/1  Wednesday 2 p.m.   An elderly resident was called by a man who said he was 'PC Simmonds', a police officer, based at Hammersmith Police Station.  There was fraud going on at her Building Society, someone was passing counterfeight currency and they need her assistance.  To make sure the call was genuine, could she put the phone down and dial 999 and give his name to the call taker.  This she did and the call taker confirmed that PC Simmonds was a real police officer working in the Fraud Squad.  She was then told to go to her building society and take out her savings - £2,000.  She wasn’t to touch the money as they would fingerprint the notes to see who at the building society was involved.  She did this and was told a man called Chris, would call to collect the money.  She also received a code word, Chris would give her to show he was genuine.  Chris arrived and collected the cash !
It wasn’t till the next day it dawned on her that she had been scammed and called the police.
I have had a request to ask for information, from PC Norman Lam from our investigation team. 
Hi Jeff,  Can you circulate this for me please?
At approximately 2.35 p.m. on Wednesday 22nd January, two men were involved in the theft of a catalytic converter, from a red Toyota Prius while it was parked in Bexley Street, Windsor. Two men were then seen running from a car, after it had been jacked up and then quickly lowered with a bang. Both men were dressed in dark clothing with a combination of hoods worn up and scarves covering their faces.  They got into a nearby dirty silver / grey small hatchback and drove off at speed into Vansittart Road then Northbound . One of the men sat in the rear of the car.
Yours sincerely,
 PC1763 Lam
If anyone has any information can they phone it through on the 101 number asking for the information to be passed to PC Norman Lam, or go onto the TVP website and leave an online report.
22/1  Wednesday 2.30 p.m. / 3.35 p.m.  Bexley Street.  Catalytic Converter stolen from under a Toyota Prius - see note above from PC Norman Lam.
22/1  Wednesday 11.30 a.m. - 2.45 p.m.  Hawtrey Road.  Catalytic converter stolen from under a Toyota Prius.
23/1  Thursday 10.30 a.m. / 6.30 p.m.  River Street Car Park, Car rear windscreen smashed - luggage stolen.
22/1  Wednesday 7.35 p.m.  Stockdales Road, Eton Wick.  Garage break.  Combination lock still in place, but garage emptied.
22/1  Wednesday 11.30 a.m. / 2.45 p.m.  Hawtrey Road.  The aggrieved was visiting a friend and left her parked in the road.  When she left the car would not start and it was discovered that the Catalytic converter had been cut off and stolen.  THESE ARE BEING STOLEN DURING THE DAY IN FULL DAYLIGHT !
15/1 - 22/1  Martin Close.  Burglary.  A witness went to check on a neighbour’s house and found the patio doors forced and the house ransacked.  Not yet known if anything stolen.
22/1  Wednesday midnight / 1.40 p.m.  Braywood Cottages, Oakley Green Road, Oakley Green X 2.  1.  Attempted shed breaks.  Locks have been tampered with and hinge screws removed.  No access gained and nothing stolen.  2.  Neighbour’s garden gate damaged and someone has entered the garden.  No signs of any attempt to break in.
22/1 - 23/1  Wednesday 10 p.m. / Thursday 6.45 a.m.  Burnetts Road.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - searched - nothing stolen.  There may be CCTV footage on a neighbour’s Video Doorbell.
23/1  Thursday 2.45 p.m.  Mill Lane.  The owner was sitting looking out of the window as a cyclist went by.  He turned around and disappeared.  They then heard the noise of breaking glass and the cyclist rode off carrying a bag, stolen from the car.
22/1 - 23/1  Wednesday 7.30 p.m. / Thursday 8 a.m.  Wraysbury Road, Staines.
23/1  Thursday 3.40 p.m.  Ditton Road, Slough.  A witness reports 2 youths, spray painting graffiti on a car.
Burglary Road Show today Old Windsor Library.  PCSO Les Bradfield  has just left with a bundle of Crime prevention material. He will be there between 2 p.m. / 6 p.m.
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.
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“The Windsor & Ascot Neighbourhood Watch Association‘s aim is to encourage participation in NHW in the Windsor & Ascot parish areas, with a particular focus on increasing safety for residents, preventing scams, fraud and cybercrime, and assisting our elderly and vulnerable neighbours.  
The Neighbourhood Policing Team areas covered by the W&A NHW Association are: Windsor Central (Windsor Inner, Eton & Eton Wick), Windsor West (The Clewers, Dedworth, Oakley Green), Windsor East (Old Windsor, Datchet, Horton, Wraysbury) and Ascot (Ascot, Sunningdale and Sunninghill).
The Association also has a Facebook page: which you can Like and Follow to keep track of local NHW news.
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 become a member of. 
For more information please contact the Multi-Scheme Administrator for Windsor & Ascot
NHW, Paul Ghent at”
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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