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This message is dated Friday 14th February 2020 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 14/02/2020 16:45:00

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This message is dated Friday 14th February 2020 for Maidenhead.
 
YET ANOTHER DATING LINE SEXTORTION CASE !!!
 
This time the victim is a woman !  She was talking on line to a man via ‘Instagram’ and then onto another site called ‘Hangouts’.  She believed, from their conversations that he lived in Texas.  She has since established and seen photos, to show that the same man, has several names and different addresses online.
 
They have been speaking online for approximately 3 months, so he has gathered a lot of information about her, including details about her family, her address and where she works.

 
As part of the contact, she forwarded ‘intimate’ photos of herself to him.  As soon as he had them, the tone of their conversation changed and he has told her that unless she complies with his demands to send even more intimate photos to him, he will send the ones he has to her friends, family and employer.  He added he has ‘done this before, so don’t play games’ !
 
This woman is in her mid 40s AND SHOULD KNOW BETTER - BUT THESE PEOPLE ARE VERY GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO - GROOMING ! !!!!

 
This is such a simple form of blackmail - with modern technology.   PLEASE, HOWEVER MUCH YOU TRUST SOMEONE, YOU HAVE NEVER MET FACE TO FACE TO ASSESS, BUT ONLY SPOKEN TO ONLINE - NEVER SEND ANY TEXT MESSAGES OR PHOTOS, YOU WOULD BE EMBARRASSED TO SHOW TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
 
If someone through online conversations is taking you down that line, report them immediately.  You may not fall victim, but as in this case, the man has several online identities and if he was willing to take three months to finally initiate the blackmail threat, there may be a large number of other potential victims.

 
DON’T DO IT - DON’T LET IT BE YOU !!

 
CRIME
MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:

maidenheadcentralnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
25/12 / 13/2  Grebe Way, Underground War Park.  Motorbike index plates stolen
 
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
MAIDENHEAD WEST

maidenheadwestnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
14/2  Friday 10.30 a.m.  Farm, Callins Lane, Shurlock Row.  A tree had come down in the storm.  Someone has entered the property, chopped it up and stolen the wood.
 
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
MAIDENHEAD SOUTH

maidenheadsouthnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
8/2 - 13/2  Moneycrower Drive.  Burglary.  The owner returned to find their house had been burgled.   Entry to the property have been gained via an insecure side garden gate and the rear lounge patio door forced.  Untidy search of the whole house.  Apple Macbook Laptop, a Lumix camera and a child’s moneybox stolen.
13/2  Thursday 8.40 a.m. / 6.20 p.m.Aldwick Drive.  Burglary.  The owner returned to find their house had been burgled.  Access was gained via a path down the side of the house and forced rear French windows.  Untidy search of the whole house.  Apple Macbook Laptop, jewellery and cash stolen.
13/2  Thursday 7.05 p.m. / 9 p.m.  Broadwater Park.  The owner returned to find their house had been burgled.  The offenders then forced the rear patio doors.  The alarm sounded and the offenders had obviously immediately made off as nothing was stolen.
13/2  Thursday 1.45 a.m.  Walker Road.  CCTV showed to men, walking onto the property, trying the car door handle - which was locked - they then left and moved towards the neighbour’s property.
 
OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:

13/2  Thursday 8 p.m. / 9.10 p.m.  Braywick Park Entrance.  Car front passenger window smashed - DELL LAPTOP, iPhone 6, Rucksack and contents stolen.
13/2 - 14/2  Thursday 6 p.m. / Friday 7.25 a.m.  Hotel Car Park, Van break.  Rear doors forced.  Nothing stolen as the van is emptied every night.
 
 
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/
 
follow us on Facebook:
 
https://www.facebook.com/TVPWindsorandMaidenhead
 
Eyes, ears.....and Brain
 
Jeff
Jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

 
 
Over the last few months, NHW in Maidenhead has seen a resurgence in interest and activity.  Existing schemes have been revitalised and new schemes have been set up with many new members joining and are helping make a difference to the community by creating, for us all, a safer place to live. 
 
To find your nearest NHW scheme please go to
 
https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/wsi/watch-schemes-initiatives/neighbourhood-watch/
 
Or
 
https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/
 
Simply enter your postcode and join.
 
Alternatively, you could start a Scheme yourself, in your own street. Just sign in, register and map your area, or contact the Scheme Administrator for Maidenhead,  John Diack at johndiack@hotmail.com

 
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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