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Crime Update Wednesday 26th July 2017 - Ascot

Alert message sent 26/07/2017 16:02:00

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This message is dated Wednesday 26th July 2017 for Ascot.




Hi Jeff,


I discovered today that my spare wheel has been stolen from under my vehicle.  The thieves cut the spring that lowers the spare wheel to the ground.


I have no idea when this may have happened and it is not a crime that needs urgent attendance, but, in my opinion, these crimes do need to be reported, to ensure that crime figures are accurate.


I had the rear brakes replaced about 2 weeks ago, but the technician who effected the repair does not remember whether there was a spare wheel under the car or not.  Therefore, I cannot be sure when this may have happened.


Has anything similar happened in this locality recently?  If so, do you have any suspects ?  My wife's car was broken into, on our drive about three months ago, so it may have happened at that time.


Kind regards 




I am sorry, but there does appear to be a problem at the moment and the PEC is taking longer than usual, to respond.  All crime must be reported as without that information, we cannot establish patterns, routes and then identify possible offenders.


We do have periods, when spare wheels are stolen from under cars.  If we do, I always put out a message, asking owners of cars with spares underneath, to check them regularly and to always park rear end in, against a wall / barrier, to prevent the thieves having easy access.  At the moment, I am not aware of a series happening at this time.


NEXT - We have received calls from residents in Sunningdale about cold callers ringing doorbells offering to clean gutters etc. over the last week.  Please remember the NHW Mantra….










25/7  Tuesday Upper Village Road.  Spare wheel stolen from underneath a Merc Viano, over the last 10 days.  If you have a car with a spare underneath, please check it regularly and always park rear end in to make it as hard as possible to steal the spare.

25/7 - 26/7  Tuesday 8 p.m. / Wednesday 8.30 a.m.  Murray Court.  CAR LEFT INSECURE - loose change stolen from the centre console.



24/7  Monday 10 a.m.  Hospital, Brook Avenue.  Boiler house broken into through a window and parts of the boiler stolen.





Eyes and Ears..........and Brain.




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SCAM emails:


Hi Jeff,


I have received this offer of Free groceries !!!


It is addressed to Malcolm, with his last name added minus a space.  It says that he has been chosen as a potential winner and offered £500 worth of free groceries.  All he has to do is send them his full details !!!






Dear Jeffrey,


I often receive emails from my co-ordinator, but today I have received one, but the address is very subtly different and many people may not notice.


Please can you warn all your 'Alert' contacts to look for an e-mail address that is almost correct, but not quite?


Thank you,




This was the message Gill received, with a single letter difference in the email address.:



How are things with you lately ? I hope everything is fine .I need your help for something very urgent so please get back to me once you get this message. I traveled out of the country for an urgent reason and i can't make use of my mobile phone. I wait your urgent response.





This was a completely SCAM email.  The senders computer has been infected with a Trojan.  This sends this email to everyone in their personal address book.  It is a slight variation of the …’I am crying as I write this email.  I am on holiday in XYZ and have been robbed, losing my passport and credit cards……etc.


NEXT from Karen.


Another form Apple !


Dear customer.  Changes have been made to your account relating to your credit card and billing address.  If you did not make the changes, click here and follow the steps.






Hi Jeff


I answered my landline this morning - which I do not do very often - and a lady who spoke with an accent (sounded like Chinese to me).  She said she was Jane Smith calling from Microsoft, about my computer.  I just said in a loud voice - Oh yes, I've been waiting to hear from you - the first thing that came into my head - and she put the phone straight down !


Best regards




There are hundreds of these calls being made every day.  We must circulate the warnings as far and wide as we can, to protect more vulnerable residents.

Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, NHW & Community Msg Co-ordinator, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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