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General Category => COOKHAM DISCUSSIONS => Topic started by: Thames Valley Police on November 20, 2019, 05:40:42 PM



Title: Bogus Builders and Crime Update
Post by: Thames Valley Police on November 20, 2019, 05:40:42 PM
We have had a case of Bogus builders - this is how it can work !
 
DONíT LET IT BE YOU
 
17/11/2019 - On Sunday, the victim has been walking in Westmoreland Road, Maidenhead, when she has encountered two men, they implied that they knew her and that 'MARY', had recommended that they to do her driveway & guttering. The victim then wrote them a cheque for £1,850 as a deposit and also at some stage, handed over £200 in cash.
19/11/2019 on Tuesday, the victim has returned home, from playing tennis, to find the two men's ladder's up against her home.
The suspects soon returned to the house from the pub.  They have then taken her into town, for her to attempt to withdraw £2k from her bank and £1K from a building society).
The bank staff have then initiated the ĎBanking Protocolí and called police. When the police arrived, the suspects immediately made off in a white van.
 
The victim has then been debriefed by staff and taken home for a further debrief with family.
 
The cheque for £1850 had not been drawn on the victims account by the suspects, so this has will be frozen from being drawn. The total believed loss is £200.
 
CRIME
MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:
maidenheadcentralnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
14/11 - 17/11  Thursday 7 a.m. / Sunday 9.20 p.m.  Craufurd Rise.  Shed break.  Unsuccessful attempt to force the door.  No entry gained and nothing stolen.
18/11 - 19/11  Monday 6 p.m. / Tuesday 6 a.m.  Vicus Way.  Breaker stolen from a mini digger.
17/11  Sunday midnight / 1 a.m.  High Street.  Locked up bike stolen.  A white, Boardman mountain bike.
 
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
MAIDENHEAD WEST
maidenheadwestnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
19/11 - Tuesday 4.15 a.m.  Lee Lane - Car set on fire.
16/11 - 17/11  Saturday 7 p.m. / Sunday 7 p.m.  Club, Oaken Grove Park.  Car windscreen smashed - vandalism.
 
MAIDENHEAD SOUTH
maidenheadsouthnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
16/11 - 17/11  Saturday 4.30 p.m. / Sunday 2.40 p.m.  Walker Road.  Burglary.  Entry by unknown means - possibly the rear door.  Footprints found in the house.  Untidy search of the upper floor.  Valuable jewellery stolen.
16/11 - 17/11  Saturday 10.15 p.m. / Sunday midnight.  Fane Way.  Keys left in a front door stolen.
 
OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:
16/11 - 17/11  Saturday 8 p.m. / Sunday 8.15 p.m.  Norreys Drive.  Wing mirror damaged.
16/11 - 17/11  Saturday 10 p.m. / Sunday 7.30 a.m.  Larchfiled Road.  White Ford Transit index FX ** NBG, containing tools stolen.