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This message is dated Wednesday 2nd September 2020 - Windsor

Alert message sent 02/09/2020 15:09:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

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 -

2/9  Wednesday 3.15 a.m.  High Street Eton.  Shop window smashed.  A witness reports a man riding up on a bike and making several attempts to smash the glass door of the shop.  Once it had smashed he rode off.  In the morning 2 large ball bearings were found on the pavement.  Ref. No:  43200273829.  Does anyone have a video doorbell / CCTV footage of the incident ?  Several neighbours were woken up by the noise.
1/9  Tuesday 6 p.m. / 8.35 p.m..  Clewer New Town.  Parcels delivered to a house stolen.  Ref. No:  43200273631
1/9  Tuesday 11.30 a.m. / 5.30 p.m.  maidenhead Road.  Car front and rear index plates stolen.  Ref. No:  43200273750
31/8  5.30 p.m.  Perrycroft.  A witness walking their dog, walked past their neighbour’s car, where two men were working on it.  They thought this was suspicious, so contacted the neighbour.  They went to investigate and could smell something, then found the 2 men had stolen the catalytic converter.  They are described as:  1.  Tanned, 5’9’’, about 20, longish dark hair, overweight, white shirt and a blue disposable face mask.  2.  Tanned, 5’8’’, about 20, brown hair, wearing a burgundy tracksuit and a blue disposable face mask.  They had driven off in a white VW Polo.  Ref. No:  43200272341.  Does anyone have video doorbell / CCTV footage of a car matching this description or the two men in that area.  A car index would really help !
FIRST:  I put out this report last week:
Dear Jeffery,
Following on from previous thefts of Foodshare collection boxes in Datchet and a report from one of our Corona Volunteers, Kulbir.  An incident occurred at 3.30am on 21 August 2020 at Eton Road, Datchet.

It looks like the suspect came to take items from the Foodshare box although, on this occasion, he didn't actually take anything. Kulbir has a clear image of the suspect and video footage,
Kind regards,
I have had another report today from Tessa - that it is happening again.  Can everyone be observant, for any suspicious activity rear the FoodShare collection boxes ???
31/8  Monday 2.40 a.m.  Slough Road, Datchet.  The owner has video footage of a man walking onto his drive and trying his car door handle, then walking away.  Ref. No:  43200272132.  Does anyone have any similar footage ?  Your car may not have been entered and searched, but you may have been targeted.  If so, can you forward it to the SR email quoting the reference number ?
29/8 - 31/8  Saturday 8 p.m. / Monday 7 a.m.  Park Avenue, Wraysbury.  A small rigid inflatable boat with a 15 hp outboard stolen.  The mooring lines were cut.  Ref. No:  43200271939

31/8 - 1/9  Monday 7.20 p.m. / Tuesday 8 a.m.  Burfield Road.  Van break.  The rear doors had been forced back causing a lot of damage.  Not known if anything stolen from the back, but a drill was stolen from the cab.  A black Saab is seen on CCTV, driving around the car park and pulling alongside the targeted van.  Ref. No:  43200272660
Hi Jeff

I’ve had a couple of suspicious phone calls recently; the last from someone offering loft insulation under “the Government’s Loft Insulation scheme”.
I was suspicious, because there was a long gap between my picking up the phone and any voice from the other end.  I just put the phone down and dialled 1471 - unsurprisingly, the number does not exist.
Best wishes
As always - if you did not generate the call, it is not rude - but the best thing to do - just replace the receiver - even if they are speaking !
Hello Jeffrey
My neighbour has just received a paper letter about electric cables underneath his property which I have told him, is a scam.
The letter suggests that he would ,get £150 rental !
They are clearly after bank information.  I showed him your recent report about such letters and I hope he will shred the letter.
Excellent advice - pass this onto everyone who might fall victim to it !
NEXT: Another DVLA Scam
‘A’ has received an email from the DVLA apparently.  It says that their information is not up to date and contains some ‘irregularities in her profile’ and they would like her to update her full details by clicking on the LINK.
If she doesn’t - there is always a threat to make you panic - her driving licence will be suspended !!
So she was to click on the link and fill out all her current and correct personal details !!!
Thanks ‘A’

NEXT:  Some techy assistance
If you get a suspect email containing a Link.  I have suggested you simply place your curser over the Link - don’t click it - and the real address, hidden behind the Hyperlink, will show.
I have received this from ‘A’
Hi Jeff
I’m reluctant to click on the link in this email - just in case.   Could be I’ve been in touch previously whilst checking family history, but I don’t think, it is legit!
You’ve mentioned before about hovering the mouse over an email address but this doesn’t seem to work on an iPad.
I don’t have an iPad - can someone let us know if that is true ???  In this case, I can see where the link goes - to a marketing company !
NEXT: Another one from ‘A’, being publicized on her Next door website
Hi Jeff.
 Are you aware of another scam call going around and using a local 01344 number ?
It is supposedly to do with insulation, and they’re being a real nuisance.   There are a lot of comments on our local ‘Nextdoor’ site.
Regards ‘A’
A reminder about fake £50 notes:
Hello Jeff,
Just a reminder for people - especially shop keepers - to keep an eye out for fake £50.00 notes, which are circulating the area.
They are very good copies and would easily pass as genuine, without thorough checking.
Regards ‘R’
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

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

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