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This message is dated Monday 17th September 2018 - Windsor

Alert message sent 17/09/2018 15:09:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

This message is dated Monday 17th September 2018 for Windsor.


 Thames Valley Police has charged two men in connection with a conspiracy to burgle.


Lee Healy, aged 31, of Leonard Road, Lambeth, London, and Anthony O’ Connell, aged 26, of Thurnham Way, Tadworth, Surrey, were both arrested on Monday (10/9).


Both were charged with conspiracy to commit a burglary with intent to steal.

The charges are in connection with an incident shortly before 2.30am on Monday (10/9) in which an attempt was made to steal an ATM outside the Showcase Cinema in Reading Road, Winnersh, and an incident shortly after 3am on Monday (10/9) during which an ATM was stolen from inside a Londis shop in High Street, Sunninghill.


Healey was charged on Tuesday (11/9) and O’Connell was charged on Wednesday (12/9).


Both men were remanded to appear at Slough Magistrates’ Court. Healey appeared in court on Tuesday (11/9) and O’Connell appeared in court on Thursday (13/9). Both were remanded in custody by the court to appear at Reading Crown Court on 15 October.


National Knife Crime Awareness week runs from 18th - 24th September this year.


During that time, Thames Valley Police, along with other forces, will be taking part in a variety of activities designed to challenge and reduce, the threat of knife crime.  This includes:


* Work with our professional partners, including local schools, colleges and Trading Standards;

* Knife surrender bin, at Maidenhead Police Station

* Information and advice being posted on social media – follow us on Twitter @tvp-windsor

* Enforcement patrols


You can safely deposit any type of knife or bladed article, in our red surrender bin, between Tuesday 18 and Monday 24 September.  This is the ideal time to dispose of these items that you are not sure, what to do with.  If you have any such items, please bring them down to Maidenhead.


If you are worried about knife crime in your area or if you want to speak to anyone about a specific concern, then please do get in touch, please call 101 or alternatively please ring crime stoppers on 0800 555 111


As park of Knife Crime Week, we will be carrying out Knife Crime sweeps tomorrow, in Alexandra Gardens


We have had an attempted theft of letters, from an external mailbox in Ascot.

15/9  Saturday 9.40 a.m.  Ravensdale House, Woodlands Ride.  Mail has been going missing over the last week from an external post box.  A witness reports seeing anon-white man, approach the box, reach in and try to remove post.  He was unsuccessful and walked off and drove off in a silver hatchback.  Please if you are expecting important letters from banks, make sure it has arrived on time.  Do not wait a week or so.  If something has not arrived in the expected time, please follow it up.  It is believed that if this man is stealing post from one location in Ascot, he may be doing the same elsewhere.



NEXT: We have had another case of cold calling ‘gardeners’ trying to take an aggrieved to the bank !  Also in Ascot


29/8 - 11.40 a.m.  Bedford Lane.  A caring witness saw two men working in an elderly neighbour’s garden and went to investigate.  The neighbour was confused.  Two men had walked into the garden through an open garden gate and persuaded the elderly resident that she needed garden work done.  They said they would charge £110.  As the aggrieved did not have that amount of cash in the house, they were going to take her to the bank.  The neighbour intervened and sent them packing.  We are really grateful to that Neighbour.  Can anyone who knows they have elderly, or vulnerable neighbours, keep an eye on them ?  If you see a van / builders lorry, skip appearing outside their house, please let us know.  If the 101 number is slow, then use the online reporting form - the Link is below.  We will nor reveal that you have passed us an address.  We will arrange for a PCSO / RBWM Community warden to walk past and ask some questions - they will be discrete.  We all need to protect those who are vulnerable in our communities.

Honor Ryan, from Trading Standards will be visiting the Aggrieved tomorrow to follow this up to protect others.


NEXT:  Another sad case of the Nigerian Lottery scam from Cookham.


Three weeks ago, the aggrieved received a call from a Nigerian man, to say he had won £2,900,000 in a lottery.  In order to receive the money, he needed to pay several Admin fees.  The aggrieved received several calls over that time, re-enforcing this message.  They then obtained his email address from him and then started to email him, as well.  Some of the communications, then came from Mexico.  He then received a bank card in the post and was asked to withdraw £100 from the bank, to show their good faith.  This he did, which convinced him the Lottery and the men emailing him, were genuine.


On 30th August, he received an email, congratulating him for activating the card, by withdrawing £100.  The email then asked him to forward £2,900, in order to secure the £2,900,000.


On the 14th September, he went to his Building Society, to transfer this amount.  The Building Society implemented the new protocol asking him why he wanted this money and where it was going.  As ther have been other suspicious transfers, the building Society have initiated a policy, that the Aggrieved had to go into the Building Society if he ever wanted to transfer cash, so that each significant transaction could be scrutinised and a flag was put on his account, to alert staff.


The manager phoned the police on Friday , to say that the aggrieved was with them, to make the transfer, but they believed it to be fraudulent and would not be making it.  they have explained the situation to him fully, safeguarded him and he now understands that it was a scam and to prevent further losses.


This aggrieved, is just one case that was prevented, how many more simply slip the net.


We are really grateful for the vigilance of the Building Society involved who were brilliant and prevented the money from being sent.


Please publicise this as widely as possible.  If you are a member of a Day Centre, lunch club, friendship group, WI, whatever - please make sure this is mentioned at your next meeting.





14/9  Friday 5.10 p.m. / 6 p.m.  Thames Street.  Two bikes locked in a bike rack stolen.  We have details of one.  A green, Carrera Helcat, man’s, mountain bike - WITH FRAME NUMBER.

16/9  Sunday 2 p.m. / 4.15 p.m.  Alma Road.  Bike locked in a bike rack stolen.  Three locks cut off.  No details as yet re the details of the bike.










10/9 - 15/9  College Crescent.  White paint poured over a car windscreen.







13/9 - 14/9  Thursday 8.45 p.m. / Friday 9 a.m.  Lynwood Parade.  Burglary.  Unknown point of entry.  Not known fully what may have been stolen.  Cash, Playstation and valuable bike stolen.

16/9  Sunday 12.25 p.m.  Orchard Road.  Brick thrown through rear windscreen of a car.


 I am afraid the PEC are slow to answer at the moment - hence my recommendation that you let us know using the online reporting system:




Eyes, ears.....and Brain




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

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