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This message is dated Wednesday 13th May 2020 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 14/05/2020 18:58:00

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This message is dated Wednesday 14th May 2020 for Maidenhead.
 
I AM NOW BACK ONLINE WITH POLICE SYSTEMS.  PLEASE USE MY POLICE EMAIL AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS MESSAGE FOR COMMUNICATION.
 
A SCAM TO REPORT IN MAIDENHEAD:
At around 12pm on Wednesday (6/5), the victim received a telephone call from a man calling himself ‘David Sterling at her bank.  He explained that the bank had recently ordered a new Card Reader for her, but before it could be delivered, it needed to be activated.  He therefore needed her PIN number.  The aggrieved was at first reluctant to give this over the phone, but was finally persuaded.  She felt this was not necessary and said she wanted to make a complaint about the procedure.  She was passed to a man calling himself ‘William Morris’  He apologised and said he would have the Card Reader sent round to her house, but the courier would have to actually see her bank cards, to prove her identity and she was the account holder.  A man arrived at 2.45 p.m.  He asked for her bank cards, but she refused to hand them over until she saw the Card Reader.  The man handed her a parcel and while she was opening it, he snatched her cards and made off.
She immediately phoned her bank to cancel the cards, but by the time she got through and explained what had happened a very large sum of cash had been withdrawn and transferred to other accounts.
The bank is attempting to recover the money.
 
If you ever feel a phone call feels like a bank scam, put the phone down and then using another phone, in case the scammer is holding the line open, phone your bank. Then report the incident to Action Fraud. Banks will never ask you for your PIN number over the phone.
 
More information is available at: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
 
CRIME
MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:

maidenheadcentralnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
10/5  Sunday 4.35 p.m. Evenlode.  Car passenger window smashed - HANDBAG and contents left in the car stolen.  Ref. No: 43200137660
11/5 - 12/5  Monday 6 p.m. / Tuesday 7 a.m.  All saints Avenue.  Car front index plate stolen.  Ref. No:  43200139273
 
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
MAIDENHEAD WEST

maidenheadwestnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
9/5 - 10/5  Saturday 5.30 p.m. / Sunday 10.15 a.m.  Terry’s Lane, Cookham.  House window cracked[CB2] .  Ref. No:  432001373386
 
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
10/5  Sunday 2.30 a.m. / 3 a.m.  Edinburgh Road.  The owner checked their CCTV.  They had 2 cars on the driveway.  One was locked, but the CCTV shows a man opening and searching the second car.  Nothing was stolen.  He then walks to the curb, where a neighbour’s car was parked, opened the door and searched the interior.  Again, nothing stolen.  Ref. No:  43200137615
9/5 - 11/5  Saturday 6 p.m. / Monday 5 p.m.  Sandringham Road.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - searched and wheel lock nut and key stolen.  Ref. No:  43200138848
 
MAIDENHEAD SOUTH
maidenheadsouthnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:

7/5 - 11/5  Thursday 4 p.m. / Monday 8 a.m.  Braywick Cemetery.  Storage containers broken into and tools stolen.  If anyone has any information which may be useful to the police, please make contact quoting reference number 43200138198.
10/5 - 11/5  Sunday 6 p.m. / Monday 5 p.m.  Mistletoe House, Wallingford Way.  Spare wheel stolen from underneath a Ford Ka.  Ref. No:  43200138938
  
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.
 
https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/
 
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Eyes, ears.....and Brain
 
Jeff
Jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk


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

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