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This message is dated Friday 27th August 2021 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 27/08/2021 14:12:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


A GOOD END TO THE WEEK:

NO BURGLARIES IN THE LAST 48 HOURS

AND

NO CARS BROKEN INTO.


One car – a black Range Rover – was stolen - obviously to order.  It is a keyless fob entry.  The owner still has both keys, but they must have been left near enough to the outside, for the signal to be copied.  Did anyone opposite, or out in Trinity Place out and about at 5 a.m., see anything suspicious ?  It may be they saw the Jaguar pull up, two men get out and walk around the house waving a gadget around, to find and copy the signal to open the car ?

The gadget costs many thousands of pounds and is used in organised crime.

Can I ask everyone who has keyless entry fob, to check how far the signal from the fob travels, enabling the car to be opened ?  Some manufacturers have reduced the distance.  It will take two people – one to stand at a distance with the fob and the other, to try and open a car door.  Get the person with the fob, to walk closer and closer, until you find the exact distance range where the car will open.  That is how far the signal travels and can be copied.  That is the distance, the fob must be kept inside, from anyone outside, who has a signal copier.

More simple, is to make sure the fobs are always kept, when in the house in a ‘Faraday’ cage.  A metal box made specifically for the purpose.  These are easily available and are made to protect contactless credit cards.  They are very inexpensive.  Remove the plastic sleeves from inside and always, keep your fobs inside when not in use.  If you don’t have one of those, keep them in a fridge !  Biscuit tins do not work !

I used to say you could also keep them in a microwave – as that is a Faraday cage - to contain and prevent the microwaves from escaping – until someone forgot they were in there and cooked their dinner !  The keys exploded inside and the microwave, was destroyed !!!!  The advice was changed !

If you have a high value performance car – Range Rovers are always a target – the key fobs must be protected at all times.
Which have produced this advice video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cua7BFX-Qk

CRIME:

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.

Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email - www.crimestoppers-uk.org

WINDSOR:
CENTRAL WINDSOR:

centralwindsorneighbourhoodteam@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
26/7  Thursday 5.15 a.m.  Trinity Place.  Black Range Rover stolen from driveway.  The owners heard it start, looked out and saw it driving away.  A black Range Rover, index YY ** JMO.  The car is fitted with a Tracker, but thieves have disabled it.  The owners still have both sets of keys.  ANPR cameras have picked it up a 5.20 a.m. driving towards Staines in convoy with another car a Jaguar XFR on false plates – the plates actually belong to a Fiat Picanto !.  That car is known to the Metpol for being involved in crime.  Ref. No:  43210382906

ETON & ETON WICK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

WINDSOR WEST

windsorwestnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

CLEWER EAST & PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

WINDSOR EAST

windsoreastnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
27/8  Friday 10.345 a.m.  New Road, Datchet.  A witness reports aa group of youths smashing in the windows of abandoned cars in the road.  Ref. No:  43210384700
26/8  Thursday 6 p.m.  Agars place, Datchet. Whilst tidying our front garden this afternoon, the owner found two car index plates hidden in the vegetation. The number is PL18 ZHK.  They have no fixing holes but have sticky pads on the back. They could have been there for some time.  Ref. No:  43210384667

OLD WINDSOR:
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


Hi, I am Valerie Pike, Chair of Windsor & Ascot NHW Association. The Association was formed in September 2019 and our objective was simply to help residents. In setting up the Association, we asked
How can each of us
·       help to make our community safer?
·       improve its spirit and neighbourliness?
·       help the Police to reduce local crime?
·       make our own home security better?
 
Starting up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in your street is easy, and it’s free. Police statistics show that a Neighbourhood Watch scheme significantly reduces the probability of your house being burgled.
 
Neighbourhood Watch is about neighbourliness and making our communities and homes safer. It’s about being friendly and caring, and watching out for the elderly and vulnerable too.

Members of Neighbourhood Watch are assisted in a number of ways, including  having  free  home  security  surveys  conducted  by  a  local PCSO, to identify any areas in which security can be improved, and to advise  on  optimum  ways  to  safeguard  against  crime  and  improve personal and household security
 
But most of all Neighbourhood Watch is about helping the Police to keep us safe. They need the support of people who care. If that’s you - join us now!
Please contact us on contact@windsorascotnhwa.org.uk and we will be delighted to assist.

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

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