This message is dated Monday 1st October 2018 for Ascot.
FIRST - a nasty case in Windsor. An elderly vulnerable couple were cold called some time ago to have some work done in their garden. The man charged £600, but took £300 on the day as he did not take away the rubbish. He has been back on several occasions and been given £50 each time. On Sunday, he returned demanding £100 to call it quits. He was very intimidating and it was very frightening, for the Aggrieveds.
Please do not let this happen to you - never let anyone into your home, UNLESS YOU KNOW THEM, OR THEY HAVE MADE AN APPOINTMENT !
If someone cold calls about gardening, tree work, driveway, guttering, roofing - whatever - please do not let them in and tell them:
I AM SORRY, I DO NOT BUY GOODS AND SERVICES AT THE DOOR.
If you see elderly or vulnerable neighbours, being targeted by cold callers, you see builder’s vans / skips, please call us. We will not reveal that we have had a call, but will happen to walk past ……. And make some enquiries.
THEFTS FROM EXTERNAL POSTBOXES:
You asked me to remind you every so often with regards to the ongoing fraud / thefts of post in Ascot.
As such please could you circulate something again, along the following lines:
Please could local residents be aware that there are still incoming reports with regards theft of post / identity fraud. The weak link for this would appear to be exterior post boxes, which are either accessible by hand or generic keys / skeleton keys. Consider redirecting your post to a secure location where you know it will be collected / received or request that the post office holds your mail for your personal collection. If you are expecting letters detailing personal information (bank statements / post involving forms of ID) and due to non-receipt, believe that it may have been ‘lost’ in the post, be mindful that it may have been stolen and such information used to set up accounts in your name without your knowledge.
CIFAS is the recommended organisation for protecting your identity against such duplication / crime.
28/9 - 29/9 Friday 4 p.m. / Saturday 1.45 p.m. Heather Drive. Burglary. New build house. Fence and chain forced and boarding removed to gain access. Property searched - nothing appears to have been stolen.
27/9 - 28/9 Thursday 4 p.m. / Friday 4.15 p.m. School Car Park, Charters Road. Car badly keyed.
27/9 - 28/9 Thursday 4 p.m. / Friday 7.20 a.m. Lower Village Road. Car badly keyed.
28/9 - 29/9 Friday 6 p.m. Saturday 12.15 p.m. High Street. White graffiti on front door.
ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:
20/9 - 29/9 Coronation Road. Burglary. Empty house. Offenders climbed onto a first floor flat roof and forced a window to gain entry. Untidy search of the house. Not yet known if anything stolen.
28/9 Friday 6.15 / 8.10 p.m. Carroll Crescent. Van break. Rear door forced open and bike stolen. A very valuable, yellow & black, Cannondale Super 6 Evo racing bike.
30/9 - 1/10 Sunday 10 p.m. / Monday 6 a.m. Cheapside Road. Spare wheel stolen from the back of a car.
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
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 and Ears..........and Brain.
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