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This message is dated Monday 24th January 2022 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 24/01/2022 16:11:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


FIRST:  ANOTHER SCAM INCIDENT IN A SUPERMARKET CAR PARK:

22/1  Sunday King Edward Court.  The aggrieved was shopping in Windsor. She paid for her shopping and used a cashpoint. She also had an issue with her Debit card when paying for the parking ticket.  She went to her car and was about to pull away, when she saw two men standing there.  One of the men tapped on the window and told her that someone had damaged the rear of her car.  He said it looked like someone had hit her car with a trolley. He is described as Asian, 5'4 to 5'5 tall, slim build, in his 30s or 40s, short black hair, stubbly beard with a thicker moustache.  He was wearing a beige jacket, which was zipped up.

He looked directly at her and said, 'YOU NEED TO BE MORE CAREFUL'. When she got back into the car about 5 minutes later, she realised that her purse and contents were missing.

The offenders have then managed to take £4,000 from her account.  The bank have confirmed that the offenders attempted to use the card fraudulently in Slough, later that day. The ban have also confirmed that the offenders have transferred money from a savings account, into the current and have then taken the money from there.

The offenders have then withdrawn £950.  Apparently a further £2000 was taken.

Contact will be made with the bank, to establish how the fraudulent transactions were made.

PLEASE BE ON YOUR GUARD, WE HAVE NOW HAD SEVERAL OF THESE SCAM INCIDENTS IN OUR SUPERMARKET CAR PARKS.

NEXT:  The man going door to door offering to buy unwanted gold and jewellery:


Last week male in 20's was leaflet dropping.  An hour later, a man in his 50's knocked on door asking for unwanted gold / silver
On Monday the 24th at 11.10 a.m. he knocked on door again- asking for gold and silver again.  My elderly father spoke to him and went to get 2 gold coins he had.  He showed the coins to the man and he appeared very interested.  He said he was going to his van to get his valuation book and would be back shortly - but he hasn’t returned.

PLEASE DO NOT DEAL WITH ANYONE WHO COLD CALLS AT THE DOOR. 

CRIME

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.

Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email - www.crimestoppers-uk.org


MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:
maidenheadcentralgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
20/1 – 21/1  Thursday 11 p.m. / Friday 8 a.m.  Courthouse Road.  Several cars had windscreens smashed.  Ref. No:  43220029621
20/1 – 21/1  Thursday 6 p.m. / Friday 8 a.m.  Belmont Park Avenue.  An offender has run over a car and smashed the car’s windscreen.  Ref. No:  43220029769
22/1  Saturday 3.30 p.m.  North Town Road.  2 cars egged.  Ref. No;  43220022610
21/1  Friday 6 p.m.  Park Street.  Locked up bike stolen.  A black, Carrera Subway bike.  Ref. No:  43220020878

RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

MAIDENHEAD WEST

maidenheadwestgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:

21/1 – 22/1  Friday 10.15 p.m. / Saturday 7.20 a.m.  Fernley Court, Harrow Lane.  Car windscreen smashed.  Re. No:  43220029623

MAIDENHEAD SOUTH
maidenheadsouthgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK
22/1  Saturday Boyn Valley Road.  Garage break.  3 bikes and Dyson bladeless fan stolen.  1.  A blue Indi Kaisa bike.  2.  An Apollo Junior bike.  3.  A man’s mountain bike.  Ref. No:  43220022024
24/1  Monday 11 a.m. / 1.35 p.m.  Windsor Road.  Burglary.  Side window forced.  Untidy search of the house.  Not yet known if anything stolen.  Ref. No;  43220024555
23/1  Sunday 1.45 a.m.  Clare Road.  A resident has video footage of a man walking along the road trying car door handles.  Ref. No:  43220022674
21/1  Friday 1.30 a.m.  Cadwell Drive.  A resident has video footage of a man walking along the road trying car door handles  Ref. No:  43220029785
21/1  Friday 2 a.m.  Coningsby Close.  A resident has video footage of a man walking along the road trying car door handles.  Ref. No:  43220029863
24/1  Monday 3.05 a.m.  Lexington Avenue.  A resident has video footage of a man walking along the road trying car door handles.  Ref. No;  43220023852

OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:
23/1  Sunday 3.25 p.m.  Forest green Road, Holyport.  Hare coursing.  Silver Shogun 4 X 4 – disturbed and headed towards drift road.  Ref. No:  43220023199

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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Jeff
Jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.police.uk

FROM THE MAIDENHEAD NHW ASSOCIATION:


Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association is growing fast, and with more members joining every day, we need to ask for volunteers to join us on the association to help keep the association going and keep Maidenhead safe!  
 
Here is a shortlist of the positions we have available: 
Multi-Scheme Administrator (MSA) 
Secretary of the Association 
Board members of the Association 
Vice-Chairman of the Association  
 
Please visit our website: MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk and from there you will be able to see all the different ways you can get involved to help support your local community. There is no time commitment or dedicated hours, but we do ask if you can attend the association meetings (One 60 Minute meeting every 2 months) 
 
If you have any question about any of the positions available, please feel free to contact us at contact@MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk 
 
I look forward to speaking with you soon. 
 
Kind regards, 
 
James Cooper HNDip, MBCS 
Chairman – Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association & Vice-Chair for Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association  

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

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