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This message is dated Monday 20th September 2021 - Ascot

Alert message sent 20/09/2021 14:41:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


FIRST:  a possible ‘Romance Fraud’, but definitely not something to become involved with:

A local resident received a friend request from a man abroad and they chatted for several weeks online.

He then started to send photos of jewels and cash !  He asked for their bank details, as he wanted to send a package of £500,000 cash through Heathrow and needed an account in the UK for it to be paid into.

He maintained the cash was to purchase a house in the area and the budget was a property between £500,000 - £800,000 !  Could they help locate one and any balance, would also be sent in the same way.

The package of cash was supposed to be arriving in Heathrow on the 18th and the person involved, immediately made contact with the police.

Has anyone else received or been involved with anything like this ?  If so – we need to know immediately.  If this is a Romance Scam, it could involve serious money laundering.

You may have read cases in the papers over the last 5 years, of young people being approached randomly to allow their bank accounts to be used for financial transactions – for which they get to keep some of the cash being laundered.  Many students felt this was a simple way to increase their income – until – they get a knock on their door from the police !!!

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

ASCOT:
ascotNHPT@thamesvalley.police.uk
SUNNINGDALE:
19/9 – 20/9  Sunday 11 p.m. / Monday 9 a.m.  Sunning Avenue.  Grey Range Rover Sport index DH ** OPU stolen from the driveway.  The owner still has the keys.  Ref. No:  43210423522

SUNNINGHILL:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:

15/9 – 18/9  St. Mary’s Hill.  Garage break.  The garage door was left unlocked when the owner put their bike away.  Someone entered the garage and stolen the bike.  A dusty turquoise bike.  Ref. No:  43210421410
17/9 – 18/9  Friday 10 p.m. / Saturday 8 a.m.  Bouldish Farm Road.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - . car searched items from the glove box, left in the foot well. The offender has then taken the housing off underneath the steering wheel in an apparent unsuccessful attempt to steal the car. Nothing stolen.  Ref. No:  43210421199

NORTH ASCOT:
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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Jeff
Jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.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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