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This message is dated Monday 2nd March 2020 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 02/03/2020 15:06:00

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This message is dated Monday 2nd March 2020 for Maidenhead.

FIRST: YET ANOTHER SEXTORTION - This time the victim is a man only 19 years old !
 
It started, when he went online to an adult sexually explicit website.  He began a conversation with a woman online and she asked him if he would like to join her in a video call ?  He did this and there was some explicit talk, to a blond woman.  She said she was having an issue with her Internet and suggested they use skype and Facebook Messenger.  He granted her access to those sites.  Her Facebook page ‘appeared’ to relate to a woman called Dana, who lived in Somerset.
 
They then took part in explicit sexual activity, using the video link.  As soon as this was completed, the ‘woman’ sent a screenshot of what had been going on, including facial shots and a demand for £300, or ‘she’ would share the footage, with everyone on his Facebook page.  The messages demanding money were in very poor English.  The victim was then instructed to download Western Union and Moneygram software, to make the payments, which were addressed to someone called Raziel in the Philippines !
 
The advice the victim has been given is to close down his Facebook page entirely and block any further communication with ‘Raziel’.  Police investigation, shows the profile of Raziel is in fact in Pakistan.
 
This is a worldwide scam and as it is online, it is very difficult to track who is who and as in this case, the girl may be in one country as part of a group of scammers, based around the world, to prevent anyone being caught.  Often, the woman is in fact a man texting, to hook in a victim.
 
THE ADVICE AS ALWAYS - DO NOT DO THIS !
 
We have had cases of both men and women becoming victims of this, from all age ranges.
 
DON’T DO IT - DON’T LET IT BE YOU !
 
DO NOT SAY, WRITE OR - DO - ANYTHING ONLINE, YOU WOULD NOT BE HAPPY FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO SEE, HEAR AND READ !


 CRIME
MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:

maidenheadcentralnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
23/2 - 1/3  Grassy Lane.  Glass in car wing mirror smashed.
28/2  Friday 4.50 p.m.  Denmark Street.  Locked up bike stolen.  A white & blue, Boardman, man’s, hybrid bike - WITH FRAME NUMBER !
 
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
29/2  Saturday 6.40 p.m. / 9 p.m.  Lower Cookham Road.  Car rear windscreen smashed - HANDBAG & contents stolen.
 
MAIDENHEAD WEST
maidenheadwestnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
29/2  Saturday 6.30 p.m.  The Street, Waltham St. Lawrence.  Burglary.  The owners were at home watching TV, when a family member came down from upstairs to say they could hear a banging noise.  The owner went to investigate and found 2 men in the rear bedroom.  They were both dressed in black wearing face masks.  They had forced an upstairs rear bedroom window - they immediately made off back out through the window.  Jewellery stolen.  Their entry into the rear garden is captured on CCTV.  They made off in a silver Mercedes.
1/3 - 2/3  Sunday 5 p.m. / Monday 7.20 a.m.  Junction High Street / Berries Road, Cookham.  Car door lock forced and removed - it was found on the floor -  Purse stolen.
 
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:

29/2  Saturday 7 p.m. / 11.45 p.m.  Switchback Road.  The owners returned to find the glass in their front door smashed. - no entry gained - criminal damage.
 
MAIDENHEAD SOUTH
maidenheadsouthnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
29/2 - 1/3  Saturday 5 p.m. / Monday 10.30 a.m.  Ross Road.  Car entered via the passenger window - ‘manbag’ and contents stolen.
1/3  Sunday 1 p.m. / 4.30 p.m..  Gage Close.  Car driver’s side window smashed, while parked on the driveway - loose change taken from the driver’s door pocket.
1/3 - 2/3  Sunday 10.30 p.m. / Monday 7 a.m.  Highfield Lane. X 2 on the driveway.  This was caught on the video doorbell.  Car windows smashed - purse and contents stolen.  2.  Berlingo van had its windows smashed - nothing stolen.
1/3 - 2/1  Sunday 7.30 p.m. / Monday 7.20 a.m.  Beaumont Close.  Van break.  Windows smashed on both sides.  2 packs of viewing cards stolen.  Id, pass and ratchet strap abandoned in the road.
2/3  Monday midnight / 7.30 a.m.  Bargeman Road,  Van break.  A neighbour knocked on the door that a.m. to let the owner know their van had been broken into.  Van passenger window smashed - work iPad stolen.
1/3 - 2/3  Sunday 11 p.m. / Monday 8 a.m.  St. Adrian’s Close.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - purse and contents stolen.
1/3 - 2/3  Sunday 4 p.m. / Monday 7 a.m.  Palmers Close.  Car passenger window smashed - loose change stolen.
2/3  Monday 2.55 a.m. / 3 a.m.  Lillibrooke Crescent.  Video doorbell footage shows 2 men trying car door handles.  One man opened the car door and searched the car.  They then searched the boot  Loose change, Rayban sunglasses, chargers child’s new lego set stolen.  Descriptions - 2 skinny men in tracksuits with hoods up and beanie hats
 
OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.



Please consider using our online reporting system but please note this reporting tool is not for use where a crime happening right now, the suspect is still at the scene, or anyone seriously injured or in immediate danger.
 
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Eyes, ears.....and Brain
 
Jeff
Jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

 
NEWS UPDATE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH


The Maidenhead Police Area NHW Association continues to flourish and is making great strides in reactivating and expanding Neighbourhood Watch within the town and its surrounding areas. Many new schemes have been established over the past year and many more are emerging, thanks to a number of new active Coordinators.  Residents within these scheme areas can now benefit from the new initiatives being introduced by Neighbourhood Watch and Thames Valley Police.
One such exciting initiative is the introduction of free home security surveys, to be conducted by a local PCSO, who will assess the security of your property for any potential vulnerability, and will make recommendations on what you can do to improve your safety and security. They will also offer very useful security items such as a variety of alarms, handbag bells and cables, fake TVs, etc., all of which are available, at no cost, courtesy of Thames Valley Police, for those who cannot afford to purchase their own. They can further refer you to NHW for the supply and installation of additional security items such as door chains, magnified spy holes, etc., also at no cost to those who can’t afford them. 
If you are interested in a free home security survey please firstly join your nearest NHW scheme via www.ourwatch.org.uk by entering your postcode and then your details.  (If there is not a scheme in your area, you can set one up very easily.)   
 Then you can submit a request for a survey to

HomeSecuritySurveyRequests@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

If you have any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Maidenhead Multi-Scheme Administrator, John Diack at johndiack@hotmail.com.

 
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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