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This message is dated Monday 6th July 2020 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 06/07/2020 18:21:00

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This message is dated Monday 6th July 2020 for Maidenhead.
3/7.  The victim received a call from a man called ‘Steve’, saying he worked for the victim’s bank.  He said that the bank had become aware of fraud at their branch.  Someone in the branch, was stealing money from customer’s accounts.  To protect them, he recommended the victim transfer all their savings, into a safe account.  Steve then gave him the sort code and account number, for the transfer.
The next day, the victim went to their branch and made the transfer.
Later Steve phoned again, to ask if the victim had any other money anywhere and that also, should be transferred to that safe account.
At that point, the victim became suspicious and phoned their bank.  The bank confirmed it was a scam and immediately phoned the police.
It is not yet certain, if the funds will be repaid by the bank, as the victim, willingly made the transfer !
We have had dozens of these scams perpetrated on local victims over the last few years, who have lost vast amounts of money.
If anyone you know gets a call like this, tell them immediately to phone the police.

Specific Advice – Courier Fraud
This happens when a fraudster contacts victims by telephone purporting to be a police officer or bank official. Further details can be found at the below link;

I have attached reference numbers to each crime report. If you live in the vicinity of any of the crimes mentioned and have CCTV or a video doorbell, can you please check the footage. If you have any that might be of interest to the police, can you please make contact with us, quoting reference number given.
I have added a new email address below.  The first email address is directly to your local Neighbourhood Team.  The second is to our investigation team.  Please use it to send any intelligence / video doorbell / CCTV footage you may have, which is relevant to any of the crimes lists below - quoting the reference number.
Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email -

4/7  Saturday 4.30 a.m. / 2 p.m.  Partridge Place, Kingfisher Drive.  Bike store broken into and 2 locked up  bikes stolen.  1.  A grey, Giant Roam 2, hybrid bike.  2.  A grey Giant Roam 2 hybrid bike - WITH FRAME NUMBER.  Ref. No:  43200201610
5/7 - 6/7  Sunday 10.30 p.m. / Monday 7 a.m.  Grenfell Road.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - sunglasses, aftershave and trinkets stolen.  Ref. No:  43200203670
5/7 - 6/7  Sunday 6 p.m. / Monday 7 a.m.  Ray Mill Road East.  Car entered and searched - bank cards and paperwork stolen from the side pocket.  Ref. No:  43200203094
4/7  Saturday noon / 1.30 p.m.  Bisham Village, Marlow Road, Bisham.  Shed break - Dyson V* vacuum cleaner and charger stolen.  Ref. No:  43200201825
4/7  Saturday 1 a.m. / 5 a.m.  Shifford Crescent.  Wendy house stolen from communal garden.  It is yellow and red with flowers.  Ref. No:  432002013904
3/7  Friday 3.45 p.m. / 10 p.m.  Cookham Road.  Bike stolen from communal gardens  A black Specialized Myka bike.  Ref. No:  43200200754
4/7  Saturday  6.10 p.m. / 6.45 p.m.  Altwood Road.  Burglary.  Entry via forced rear glass door.  Untidy search of bedrooms, not known if anything stolen.  Ref. No:  43200201778.  When the police carried out House to House enquiries, one neighbour revealed they had seen 2 men hopping over garden fences.  Another Neighbour did phone the police and reported seeing 2 men jumping over a garden fence into the road, carrying a bag, getting into a car and driving off at speed. That was exactly the right thing to do.  Something like that should be reported to the police using 999 - obviously it was a crime in progress.  The owners of the house that was burgled may not be at or returned home at that time and not know they had been victims.  If you see something suspicious like this - REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY !!!
4/7 - 5/7  Saturday 11.30 p.m. / Sunday 1.30 p.m.  Wessex Way  Bike stolen from the roof of a car, while parked on a drive.  A valuable, grey, Norco Proud FS3, mountain bike.  Ref. No:  43200202436
5/7  Sunday 10 a.m. / 10.30 a.m.  Lancastria Mews, Boyndon Road.  Car rear windscreen smashed And bike stolen.  A light cream bike.  Ref. No:  43200202553
5/7  Sunday 4.40 p.m.  Shirley Road.  Car driver’s window smashed - loose change stolen.
6/7  Monday 4.10 a.m.  Cypress gardens.  The police received a report of a man walking along the road, using his mobile phone as a torch to look into and search cars left unlocked.  He then walked off down Manor Lane.  Do you live in that area ?  Do you have a video doorbell / CCTV ?  If so can you please check it.  Your car may have been targeted, but it was locked !  The police do have suspects for this and we would like to eliminate them from our investigations.  The images may not be perfect, but we can identify a walk, or clothing.  If you have any footage, please send it through to the SR email quoting Ref. No:  43200203050
5/7 - 6/7  Sunday 11.30 a.m. . Monday 6 a.m.  Aysgarth Park.  2 cars on the drive vandalised.  Tyres slashed and both windscreens smashed with a rock.  Ref. No:  43200203054
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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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, thanks to a number of new active Coordinators and despite lockdown,  Neighbourhood Watch in Maidenhead has continued to be active during these past months and a number of new schemes haver been started and others expanded.  Areas which may not have been fully covered in the past but now are, or are much improved, include:-   Calders Close, Grosvenor Drive, Ray Park Avenue, Somerford Close, Brampton Ct, In the Ray, Leighton Gardens, Camperdown, Addison Ct, Ray Mill Road East, The Pagoda, Grant Lane, Clappers Meadow, Boulters Ct, Boulters Lane, Boulters Gardens, Lower Cookham Road (A4094) (Between boulters lock and boulters carpark), Boulters Island, Horton Close, Waltham St Lawrence Parish, The Paddock, St Margaret’s Road and others.
Residents within these scheme areas can now benefit from the new initiatives being introduced by Neighbourhood Watch and Thames Valley Police.
If you have any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Maidenhead Multi-Scheme Administrator, John Diack at

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

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