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Crime Update Wednesday 26th July 2017 - Windsor

Alert message sent 26/07/2017 16:11:00

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


FIRST - I attended a meeting of the Maidenhead Rotary Club on Monday evening.  An excellent dinner provided at the Holiday Inn !  I would like to thank them for being a brilliant, receptive and supportive audience.  As always, even delivering quite a tough crime prevention message, we did have quite a few laughs, which makes the bitter pill go down much easier.  All my meetings have to be interactive and involve everyone sharing experiences to make it fully effective.  Everyone joined in, which made the time pass really quickly and anyone who knows me and has been to one of my presentations knows………… we did overrun, for which I apologise, but it does tend to happen.  I don’t want anyone to leave without having all their questions and worries answered.


I am grateful for you making my job a pleasure - thank you Rotary Club of Maidenhead.  If anyone wants me to come out and speak to their scheme / group / club /day centre etc. - just let me know at my email at the bottom of this message.




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 midnight,  Oxford Road.  Ground floor flat window smashed - vandalism.

25/7  Tuesday 4.15 p.m. / 5 p.m.  Prince Consort Cottages.  The owner parked their car and walked away.  They then heard their car alarm sounding and went back to find driver’s side window smashed.  Sunglasses X 2 and loose change AND WALLET stolen.  There have been three transactions on his TAP bank cards all under £30.

25/7  Tuesday 12.45 p.m. / 1.45 p.m.  William Street.  Locked up bike stolen.  A grey & blue, Carrera Crossfire 2, Ladies, hybrid bike.  WITH FRAME NUMBER.



23/7 - 24/7  Sunday 10.30 p.m. / Monday 11.30 a.m.  Eton High Street.  Chained up bike stolen.  A blue, Raleigh, mountain bike.




25/7  Tuesday 1 a.m. / 5 a.m.  Wolf Lane.  Car passenger window smashed.  Criminal damage.

25/7 - 26/7  Tuesday 7.30 p.m. / Wednesday 8.30 a.m.  Boathouse, Mill Lane.  Day trip boat window broken to gain entry - bottles of alcohol stolen.

24/7  Monday 6.35 p.m. / 6.55 p.m.  Supermarket Car Park, Dedworth Road.  CAR POSSIBLY LEFT UNLOCKED - ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - iPod stolen from the front and a bag and contents stolen from the boot.

24/7 - 25/7  Monday 9 p.m. / Tuesday 6 p.m.  Springfield Road.  Car back window smashed Golf Clubs stolen from the boot.







25/7  Tuesday 3 a.m.  Hythe End Road.  Garage break Off Road motorbike and bike stolen.  GARAGE WAS NOT LOCKED AND IS OPEN ACCESS and the bike and motorbike were NOT LOCKED OR SECURED.  A white bike and an orange KTM off road motorcycle.

24/7 - 25/7  Monday 4.30 p.m. / Tuesday 9.45 a.m.  Riverside Station Car Park.  Car rear windscreen smashed - nothing stolen.



20/7 - 24/7  Thursday 4 p.m. / Monday 8 a.m.  Hotel Car Park, Burfield Road.  Spare wheel stolen from the back door of a car.



Eyes, 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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