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This message is dated Monday 6th July 2020 - Windsor

Alert message sent 06/07/2020 18:32:00

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This message is dated Monday 6th July 2020 for Windsor.
3/7.  The victim received a call from a man called ‘Steve’, saying he worked for the victim’s bank.  He said that the bank had become aware of fraud at their branch.  Someone in the branch, was stealing money from customer’s accounts.  To protect them, he recommended the victim transfer all their savings into a safe account.  Steve then gave him the sort code and account number for the transfer.
The next day, the victim went to their branch and made the transfer.
Later, Steve phoned again, to ask if the victim had any other money anywhere and that also, should be transferred to that safe account.
At that point, the victim became suspicious and phoned their bank.  The bank confirmed it was a scam and immediately phoned the police.
It is not yet certain, if the funds will be repaid by the bank as the victim, willingly made the transfer !
We have had dozens of these scams perpetrated on local victims, over the last few years, who have lost vast amounts of money.
If anyone you know gets a call like this, tell them immediately, to phone the police.

Specific Advice – Courier Fraud
This happens when a fraudster contacts victims by telephone purporting to be a police officer or bank official. Further details can be found at the below link;

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.
I have added a new email address below.  The first email address is directly to your local Neighbourhood Team.  The second is to our investigation team.  Please use it to send any intelligence / video doorbell / CCTV footage you may have, which is relevant to any of the crimes lists below - quoting the reference number.
Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email -

3/7  Friday 9 p.m.  Royal DStation Car Park, Thames Street.  Car index plates stolen.  Ref. No:  43200201044
3/7  Friday 4 p.m.  River Street.  Bike propped up outside a shop stolen.  The owner came out and saw it being ridden away.  A blue, Specialized, mountain bike.  Ref. No:  43200200785

3/7 - 4/7  Monday 9.30 p.m. / Tuesday 2 p.m.  Winwood, Sawyers Close.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - searched - paperwork and CDs stolen.  Ref. No:  43200201587
5/7  Sunday Maidenhead Road.  White Transit van, index BD ** DRZ containing tools stolen from driveway.  Ref. No:  43200202462
6/7  Monday 4 p.m.  London Road, Datchet.  She break.  A resident has video footage of a man climbing over their garden wall into their garden.  The man then moves to and climbs over the wall into next doors garden, where they go to the shed and undo the door.  They remove a Karcher pressure washer and remove it from its box, which they then fill with tools.  They then take both and climb over the rear garden wall and make off.  Other neighbours have doorbell video footage of the man.  He is described as about 6’, wearing a dark top and camo combat trousers.  Ref. No:  43200203626
1/7 - 3/7  Park Lane, Horton.  Heavy duty padlocks removed from land and stables.  Ref. No:  43200200717
4/7 - 5/7  Saturday 11 p.m. / Sunday 2 p.m.  Ruscombe Gardens, Datchet.  Car entered and searched - not yet known if anything stolen.  Ref. No:  43200202648
3/7  Friday 7.30 a.m.  Milton Close, Horton.  Blue Audi A4, index SY ** WYB, stolen from outside a house.  Ref. No:  43200200037

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 lockdown has resulted in many neighbourhoods drawing closer together in supporting local residents with needs, and in neighbours spending a lot more time talking to each other over fences or across the road. This has improved community spirit to no end, and a great way to keep this spirit alive is for residents to join their local Neighbourhood Watch scheme, or start up a new scheme if there is not already one covering their respective street.

Neighbourhood Watch is not just about looking out the window and being alert for any crime in the neighbourhood, it is much more than that. It serves as a valuable resource for crime prevention, in supporting the Police with things such as local home security surveys, installing crime prevention aids in homes for the vulnerable and elderly especially, helping those vulnerable and elderly residents with any other needs, and in drawing residents together in supporting one another.
The Windsor & Ascot NHW Association is making great strides in reactivating and expanding Neighbourhood Watch within the various parishes of Windsor & Ascot. Its Facebook page (@WindsorAscotNHW) is receiving multiple enquiries from interested residents and serves as a means to highlight local issues relating to crime and residents in need. New NHW schemes are continuously being set up with active Coordinators, and residents within those scheme areas can now benefit from the new initiatives being introduced by Neighbourhood Watch and Thames Valley Police.
To search for your nearest NHW scheme, or to set up a new scheme, visit and enter your postcode. 

For any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association at

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

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