This message is dated Wednesday 20th May 2020 - Windsor
Alert message sent 22/05/2020 11:50:00
Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
This message is dated Wednesday 20th May 2020 for Windsor.
Can I remind everyone about our Summer Burglary Campaign, which deals with doors and windows left open for ventilation, in the hot weather.
Windows can only be left open - if you are in that room.
At this time of year, we get ‘walk in thefts’. Opportunist thieves are out and about, looking for anyone, who has made a mistake and compromised their security. If they hear you working in your garden - a hedge trimmer or mower - they may walk down any side access and try a back / side door. Most people don’t lock these, if working in the garden, as they are going in and out. The opportunist will simply try the door. If it is open, they will enter and scout around quickly looking for handbags, left on kitchen counter tops.
If you return and disturb them, they will have a story already prepared. You will be totally surprised, off guard and probably say - ‘What are you doing in my house’ ? They will respond -‘I am looking for John / Harry / Peter - whatever, he said to meet him here, doesn’t he live here’ ? You will be really confused and say- ‘NO’ ? They will then say, before you gather yourself together - ‘Sorry, wrong house’ - and they are gone.
You will stand there for a few minutes, totally confused - did that really happen ? Later, you will find a purse missing from a handbag.
If you are working in your garden - tedious as it is - you must lock any rear side access doors, as you go in and out.
No windows can be left open on upper floors, if they are next to a porch, or perhaps a flat garage roof, which can be used to climb up. Wheelie bins, must be put out of sight, as they are often used, to climb onto flat roofs.
Small bathroom transom windows, must also be closed. Opportunists can reach in and open larger windows !
FOR A FREE HOME SECURITY GUIDE, PLEASE GO TO THE THAMES VALLEY POLICE WEBSITE
I have attached reference numbers to each crime report. If you live in the vicinity of any of the crimes mentioned and have CCTV or a video doorbell, can you please check the footage. If you have any that might be of interest to the police, can you please make contact with us, quoting reference number given.
email@example.com NO CRIME TO REPORT
ETON & ETON WICK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT
firstname.lastname@example.org CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
20/5 Wednesday 3.35 a.m. Parsonage Lane. Attempted Burglary. The owner was awoken by their video doorbell and security lights coming on. The doorbell footage showed two men on the driveway. They immediately made off along Parsonage Lane. The police were called and attended immediately. They carried out an Area Search, but did not locate anyone, so they called in the dog team, which tracked scents into Chantry Mews, Errington Drive and Chantry Close. If they were in that area, did they walk up and down your road / drive looking for crime opportunities ? Can everyone in that area please check video doorbell footage that may be useful for the police. Re. No: 43200148186 No entry gained and nothing stolen.
CLEWER EAST & PARK:
18/5 Monday 12 noon / 2 p.m. Clewer Avenue. Burglary. Offenders climbed over a rear garden wall to gain access to the property. They entered the house via a conservatory door left open and stole bank cards, cash and a parking permit from a table. Ref. No: 432001466628
DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
19/5 Tuesday 8 a.m. / 3 p.m. Health Centre Car Park, Green Lane, Datchet. Catalytic Converter stolen from a Honda Jazz. Did anyone see anything suspicious ? The offenders must have jacked the car up and used a battery operated angle grinder to cut through the exhaust pipe - which would have been very noisy. Ref: No. 43200147746
NO CRIME TO REPORT
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