This message is dated Wednesday 6th September 2017 for Windsor.
This was on my Maidenhead message but the advice is applicable right across the area:
A warning from Elzebieta the local RBWM Community Warden for Cookham.
Can you let everyone know about this chap who is out and about in the Cookham area.
We have had a call from elderly, concerned resident. She says she had a knock at her door. When she answered it a young man in a hi viz jacket was standing there. He said he was from ‘Checka Trade’ and had come to do some work on her chimney. She explained to him that he must have the wrong house, as there was nothing wrong with her chimney. He replied that he remembered the house distinctly from a previous visit, because of the colour of the front door. It was definitely the right house. He then explained that she had apparently already paid a deposit of £30, to have the work done. He then commented about the nice car on my driveway.
He said her husband, had allowed him to put his ladder up to climb up onto the garage roof, to examine the chimney, which was leaning dangerously and needed re-pointing.
He then went on to ask what was to be done with the deposit, if she didn’t want the work done and then started to change the story, saying it may not have been her husband he met, could it have been her son ?
All very suspicious - can everyone be on their guard. Bogus builders are out there all the time looking for potential vulnerable residents that can be manipulated - they are very persuasive and have an answer prepared for every eventuality.
Thank you and best regards,
Community Protection & Enforcement
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
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WE DO NOT BUY GOODS OR SERVICES AT THE DOOR !
4/9 Monday 10 a.m. / 11 a.m. High Street. 2 wheelie bins and a recycle bin stolen. Can everyone make sure, that any personal documentation is torn / shredded, before being placed in bins ???
4/9 Monday 1.15 / 9.50 p.m. Riverside Walk. Car rear windscreen smashed and bags and contents stolen.
ETON & ETON WICK:
3/9 - 4/9 Sunday 4.30 p.m. / Monday 3.40 p.m. Farm, Common Road, Eton Wick. Fence panels taken down and removed. Criminal damage also carried out.
4/9 Monday 6.40 p.m. Athletic Centre Car Park, Pococks Lane X 2. 1. Car driver’s side window smashed. Glovebox searched and HANDBAG STOLEN FROM THE PASSENGER SEAT. A nearby property has CCTV which captured a white BMW driving down a lane and items being discarded through the windows. The aggrieved has collected these as they came from her bag. 2. Silver Mercedes C Class index LM ** AAV stolen from the car park.
CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
4/9 - 5/9 Monday 10.40 p.m. / Tuesday 6.40 a.m. Kensington Mews. Garage break. Door forced and 2 very valuable bikes stolen. 1. A very valuable Bianchi Intenso bike. 2. A very, very, very valuable black Bianchi Specialissima road bike stolen.
4/9 - 5/9 Monday 6 p.m. / Tuesday 7.10 a.m. Smith’s Lane. Shed break. Glass in door damaged. Nothing appears to have been stolen.
4/9 - 5/9 Monday midnight . Tuesday 2.10 p.m. Shirley Avenue. Offenders walked onsite and stole batteries stolen from beside 3 vehicles.
4/9 - 5/9 Monday 5.30 p.m. / Tuesday 8.30 a.m. Tinker’s Lane. CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - tools stolen
CLEWER EAST & PARK:
4/9 - 5/9 Monday 11.20 p.m. / Tuesday 9.15 a.m. Bolton Avenue. Car driver’s window smashed. Glovebox searched and loose change, stolen from the centre console.
DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
19/8 - 4/9 Percy Place, Datchet. Upstairs window damaged possibly with a stone.
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
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