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Title: Courier Fraud and Crime Update
Post by: Thames Valley Police on September 25, 2017, 06:15:09 PM
These things happened in Windsor, but is useful advice for everyone:
 
A COURIER FRAUD - WITHOUT THE COURIER - JUST A BANK TRANSFER !!
 
23/9  Saturday Hanover Way.  A neighbour who watches an elderly person who lives next door, has reported a potential Courier Fraud to us.  The elderly neighbour reported that she had received a phone call from the Fraud Squad to say that her bank account was at risk.  They asked her to withdraw £2,500 and transfer it into another account, where it will be safe.  She went into her bank and did this.  Can everyone tell everyone that they know - friends, neighbours, work colleagues and relatives - not to believe a phone call from the Fraud Squad asking them to remove / transfer cash !
 
THEFT FROM A CAR OF A PURSE WITH THE NEW TAP DEBIT CARD
 
23/9  Saturday 4.50 p.m. / 5.20 p.m.  Vale Road.  Car window smashed - PURSE stolen from inside.  Immediate use of debit cards at 4 locations.  PLEASE BE AWARE, THAT NOW WE HAVE BEEN ISSUED WITH THE NEW ‘TAP’ BANK CARDS, THEY CAN BE USED TO PURCHASE ANYTHING UP TO £30 - MULTIPLE TIMES, UNTIL THEY ARE REPORTED STOLEN - WITHOUT ANY SIGNATURES OR PIN NUMBERS !!!!  We must therefore be much more careful with them !!!
 
COLD CALLERS OFFERING GARDENING WORK
 
23/9  Saturday 8.50 a.m. / 12.45 p.m.  Champney Close, Horton.  Plants pulled up in a garden and thrown over the drive.  Several months ago, two young men drove up in a van, looking for work.  The owner agreed that they could, clean and weed the paving in the rear garden and cut down some trees and bushes for him.  The bill was high and he has been paying fortnightly to clear the full amount.  They have since pestered him to do more work.  Two weeks ago, he told them he didn’t want any more work done, made the final payment and not to come back.  A neighbour reports that the current damage was carried out by two young men who turned up in a white van.  Plants were pulled up and strewn across the drive.  On Sunday 24th the police received a call from the aggrieved’s nephew, to say the men had come back asking for more money.  PLEASE, DO NOT DEAL WITH ANYONE WHO CALLS AT YOUR DOOR - IT CAN LEAD TO ENDLESS PROBLEMS.
 
WE DO NOT BUY GOODS AND SERVICES AT THE DOOR
 
 
MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:
maidenheadcentralnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
23/9  Saturday 7 a.m.  Horton Close.  A man drove up and down a road suspiciously in a van.  He parked up beside a house.  The driver then go out and removed a bath from behind a skip then took a sink and taps from another part of the garden.  The sink was being thrown away, but the bath was to be re-used.
23/9  Saturday 0.45 a.m.  High Town Road.  Van broken into.  The owner was awoken by a neighbour, who witnessed his van being broken into.  They witnessed Audi and a silver Ford Focus drive away.  Loads of tools stolen.
21/9 - 22/9  Thursday 9 p.m. / Friday 4 p.m.  Church Car Park, King Street.  Piaggio Typhoon moped, Index VN ** FNU stolen.
 
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
21/9 - 23/9  Thursday 5 p.m. / Saturday 11 a.m.  Ray Lea Road.  CAR LEFT UNLOCKED - LAPTOP IN A LAPTOP BAG STOLEN.
 
MAIDENHEAD WEST
maidenheadwestnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
22/9  Friday 8 a.m. / 1.15 p.m.  Twyford Road, Waltham St. Lawrence.  Burglary.  Point of entry via forced front door.  Tidy search of the ground floor.  Untidy search of the upstairs and bedrooms - jewellery and cash stolen.
24/9  Sunday 2 a.m. / 11 a.m.  Farm, Bisham Village, Marlow Road, Bisham.  The owner returned late and is not certain if they locked it or not.  In the morning gates were wide open.  Blue, Audi A4, index MK ** GVZ stolen from outside.  The car was seen on ANPR at 5.20 a.m. driving along Furze Platt Road, shortly afterwards.
23/9  Saturday 1.30 p.m. / 4.45 p.m.  Quarrywood Road.  The owner returned to where he had left his car, to find glass on the floor and the car missing.  The police had recovered it as it was unlocked.  Nothing appears to have been stolen.
 
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
23/9  Saturday 2.25 p.m.  Edinburgh Road.  Clothes in a paper bag set alight outside a house.
22/9  Friday 9 a.m. / 4.40 p.m.  Cherry Garden Lane.  Car rear passenger window smashed - OVERNIGHT BAG STOLEN.
23/9 - 24/9  Saturday 1.30 p.m. / Sunday 8.15 a.m.  The Thicket.  Car passenger window smashed - untidy search inside - APPLE MAC COMPUTER, DEBIT CARDS, JEWELLERY AND GYM BAG & CONTETNS STOLEN.
25/9  Monday 6.15 a.m.  Barn Close.  CAR LEFT UNLOCKED ON THE DRIVE.  A witness looked out and saw a man inside searching the glovebox.  They shouted and the man made off.  Loose change and house keys stolen.
22/9 - 23/9  Friday 5.15 / Saturday 8.45 a.m.  Brambling Way.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - backpack containing purse stolen from the front passenger foot well.
 
MAIDENHEAD SOUTH
maidenheadsouthnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
OLDFIELD & BRAY:
23/9 - 24/9  Saturday 11 p.m. / Sunday 10 a.m.  New Road, Holyport.  Garage break.  Door forced - Vonhaus hedge trimmer and Flymo lawnmower stolen.
22/9  Friday 5 p.m. / 5.30 p.m.  Lake, Monkey Island Lane, Bray.  Car passenger window smashed - WALLET AND KEYS STOLEN.
 

 
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