This message is dated Monday 1st February 2021 - Windsor
Alert message sent 01/02/2021 14:10:00
Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
YET ANOTHER SEXTORTION CASE.
A woman met a man on a dating site and they entered into a series of calls. During the calls, the man became explicit about what he would like to see and he then coerced her into intimacy and to send him money. The man then demanded more intimate photos and when they were not intimate enough became angry and intimidating. He then demanded a large sum of money in the form of cryptocurrency – which she sent. She has now blocked him, but has been left devastated and distraught.
PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU.
If you are on a dating site and the other person quite early on asks for money, this is clearly a warning sign that all is not right and it may be a scam.
PLEASE – PLEASE – DO NOT SAY, DO, WRITE, PHOTOGRAPH OR VIDEO, ONLINE OR IN A TEXT, ANYTHING, YOU WOULD NOT BE HAPPY FOR YOUR FRIENDS, RELATIVES, WORK COLLEAGUES OR – EMPLOYER – TO SEE !
PLEASE DO NOT LET IT BE YOU IN ONE OF THESE REPORTS – IT IS DEVASTATING IF IT HAPPENS TO YOU.
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 - www.crimestoppers-uk.org
SR.email@example.com NO CRIME TO REPORT.
ETON & ETON WICK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
SR.firstname.lastname@example.org CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
29/1 Friday 9.30 p.m. Westmead. An offender was seen to reach round the front door and steal car keys, before running off. The police were called and attended immediately and carried out house to house enquiries to see if neighbours had see anything ! Several had also been targeted: 1. One said, someone had been into their house and stolen a wallet and car keys – now reported to police – Ref. No: 43210041427. 2. Someone had entered their garden and stolen a Yamaha Bolt engine, a Mercury Bold engine and a fuel tank. 3. Had seen a many up a ladder purportedly cleaning gutters, but no-one had asked for this. 4. Yet another said that at between 7 p.m. / 8 p.m. they had been in their kitchen when the rear door opened slowly and a man walked in. They challenged him and he said – ‘Sorry, wrong house’ and made off. He is described as white, 18 – 22 years old, 6’, slim, wearing a black hoody. Ref. No: 43210040425. Only the first and second incidents were reported to the police !!!
18/1 – 30/1 Thursday midnight / Saturday 5 p.m. Mill Lane. A heating oil storage tank forced open, the gauge broken and heating oil stolen. Ref. No: 43210042348
CLEWER EAST & PARK:
31/1 - 1/2 Sunday 10 p.m. / Monday6.30 a.m. St. Leonards Road. Vamoose Burglary (where a car is the target and been stolen). Entry by unknown means, possibly a rear door left open. 4 sets of car keys and A grey Toyota Yaris index FN ** GUJ and a black Vauxhall Corsa index FG ** CZT and contents stolen. Ref. No: 43210043116
DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
30/1 Saturday 2 p.m. lawn Close, Datchet. Attempted garage break. The owner heard noises and went to investigate. They heard bangs from their garage and as they approached 2 men made off. No entry gained and nothing stolen. Ref. No: 43210041185
29/1 Friday 12.30 p.m. Farm, Southlea Road, Datchet. Hare coursing. A group of 6 youths aged around 18 – 20 with a lurcher and a spaniel seen hare coursing. Ref. No: 43210039552
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
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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NEWS UPDATE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
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 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 www.ourwatch.org.uk and enter your postcode.
For any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association at email@example.com