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Crime Update Monay 5th June 2017 - Windsor

Alert message sent 05/06/2017 15:35:00

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This message is dated Monday 5th June 2017 for Windsor.
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 ??
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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 !!!  This burglary happened at a shop in Maidenhead – but the Crime Prevention Advice is exactly the same:  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,  Window Shock Alarms, 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 !
3/6  Saturday noon / 4 p.m.  Shop, River Street.  Walk in theft to staff area via open rear door cash stolen from a handbag.
4/6  Sunday 1.30 p.m. / 3 p.m.  Car Park, River Street.  Locked up bike stolen from a bike rack.  A white, Carrera Cracken bike.
4/6  Sunday 11 a.m. / 6 p.m.  King Stable Street, Eton.  Burglary.  Entry gained possibly by slipping the lock as there is little damage and only one way in – via the front door.  Tidy search of the house.  Laptop, Polaroid camera and camera bag and cash stolen.
4/6  Sunday noon / 1.30 p.m.  High Street, EtonCAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS – HANDBAG STOLEN.
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25/5 – 2/6  Ellison Close.  Attempted garage break in a block.  Lock forced off, but no entry gained.  Several others may have been entered.
2/6 – 3/6  Friday 9 p.m. / Saturday 5.50 a.m.  Gray Court, Bridgeman Drive.  Index plates stolen from a car.
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3/6 – 4/6  Saturday 6 a.m. / Sunday 9.30 a.m.  Rycroft.  Bike stolen from garden shed.  A very valuable, red & white, Trek 6,000, man’s mountain bike.
2/6  Friday 10.50 p.m.  Perrycroft.  Small hole made in a window, probably from an air rifle.
3/6  Saturday 9 p.m.  Knights Place.  The aggrieved was putting out the rubbish, when he saw a thief bending over the bikes locked outside.  He approached the man and saw that he had removed the front wheel from his daughter’s bike and placed it against the wrack.  A spanner was on the floor beside the thief and the aggrieved challenged him as he started to walk away with a bike.  The thief then pushed the bike towards the aggrieved and made off.  He is described as white, olive / dirty complexion, a short moustache, quite short very dark hair with possibly a centre parting, thins about 5’7’’, with muscular arms, red faded T shirt and blue jeans.
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2/6  Friday 8.50 p.m. / 9 p.m.  Business, Horton Road, Horton.  Gates to property have been ripped off and 4 or 5 containers entered and searched.  Not yet known what has been stolen.
3/6  Saturday 2 p.m. / 3 p.m.  The Myrke.  Brick thrown through car window.
3/6  Saturday 1 p.m. / 6.25 p.m.  Car Park, Datchet Road.  Van break, Small window smashed to gain entry – SAT NAV stolen
Eyes, ears.....and Brain
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, NHW & Community Msg Co-ordinator, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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