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Crime Update Monay 5th June 2017 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 05/06/2017 15:28:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

This message is dated Monday 5th June 2017 for Maidenhead.
Potential Distraction Offence in a shop:
2/6  Friday 1.30 p.m.  Shop, Winkfield Road.  Potential Distraction attempt.  A man walked into the shop appearing to be on the phone.  He then approached the desk and said that his mother had inadvertently, left a set of scales in the shop the previous week in an Argos bag.  She had spoken to a member of staff, who said they had them and would put them in a safe area upstairs, for safekeeping.  The staff member said that there was no safe area upstairs and she couldn’t help him.  He insisted, so she escorted him to a downstairs storage area where no gag was found.  The staff member became suspicious and never left him alone for a second.  He insisted she go upstairs to have a look, but she refused and the man left.  Later, her manager confirmed another branch of the shop had had a similar incident and items had been stolen while the staff member was absent – can everyone pass this message out to anyone they know, who works in a shop ??
here was a burglary on Friday in Windsor – but the Crime Prevention advice is useful for everyone.
2/6  Friday 7.30 p.m.  Bridgewater Terrace.  Burglary.  Entry via forced rear ground floor toilet window.  55inch Samsung TV stolen – the thieves exited via the front door.  2 points here.  1.  Think about ‘window shock alarms’ for vulnerable ground floor windows, if you do not have an alarm.  These work on the principle of shock waves through a property.  You only need one per window in a large room, or on a floor where doors are left open.  If anyone bashes that window, it creates a shock wave – even minute, which travels through the house, setting off any other shock alarms.  They can even be fitted to doors that may be forced to gain entry.  They attach to windows with a double sided sponge pack, the side that shows through the window has a warning sticker – ‘this property is alarmed’.  The shock wave technology, was developed by foreign armies !!  They are brilliant and extremely sensitive – particularly, if you have young people in the house who tend to slam doors !!!!  If they do sound, simply turn them off and then back on.  Link to Amazon - Shock Alarms  2.  How did they open the front door to leave ???  Front doors musty always be double locked whenever you go out and keys must be hidden, where it will take a thief more than 5 minutes to find.  As in this case, unless they could get out of the front door – they could not have got a 55’’ TV out through a toilet window !!!
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2/6 – 3/6  Friday 9.30 p.m. / Saturday midnight.  School, College Avenue.  School fence panel damaged – no entry gained.
30/5 – 3/6  Birch place, Heron Way.  Car badly keyed and dog poo smeared over the bonnet and car door handles – repeat victim.
3/6 – 4/6  Saturday 11.15 p.m. Sunday 12.10 p.m.  College Glen.  A traffic cone has been placed on the roof of a car causing damage.  A group of youths has been hanging about in the area over the last few nights.
4/6  Sunday 1.45 p.m. / 8.10 p.m.  Moorbridge Road.  Locked up bike stolen from outside Waitrose.  A black, Carrera Subway, man’s mountain bike.
2/6  Friday 1.20 a.m.  Ellington Park.  Police were called to a burglary in progress.  A man was seen attempting to force a door.
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4/6  Sunday midnight / 11 a.m.  Hockett Lane, Cookham.  Burglary.  House entered BY UNKNOWN MEANS.    Nothing taken
27/5 – 3/6  Beverley Gardens.  Attempted Burglary.  Locks on three external doors have been tampered with and as a result the owner’s keys no longer work.  A locksmith changed the locks and suggested there had been an attempt to break in.  No entry gained.
3/6 – 4/6  Saturday 3 p.m. / Sunday 8 p.m.  Shop, Gardner Road.  Window forced open to gain access – 48 / 50’’ TV stolen.  They exited via a side door.  As in the burglary above in Windsor.  Window Shock would have been perfect for this situation – 110 dbs in the early hours is very, very loud !  How did the thieves open the side door ???  If that had been double locked….they could not have got the TV out !
2/6 – 3/6Friday 10.20 p.m. / Saturday 7 a.m.  St. Marks Crescent.  A brick has been thrown through the windscreen of a car.
4/6  Sunday 9 p.m.  Holmanleaze.  A man was walking along the road on his mobile phone, when a thief rode up on a bike and snatched the phone out of his hand.
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21/5 – 3/6  Lonsdale Way.  Garage break.  Lock forced and door dented.  Mower stolen.  Can everyone make sure all their tools and garden equipment is property, ‘Property Marked’ with their postcode and the first three letters of their address – NOT ‘THE’ !  This is prime shed / garage break time for tools and gardening equipment for sale at Car Boots etc.
3/6  Saturday 9.50 p.m.  Altwood Close.  House electronic gates, light and a wall damaged.
Eyes and ears.....................and brain
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, NHW & Community Msg Co-ordinator, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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