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Crime Update Monay 5th June 2017 - Ascot

Alert message sent 05/06/2017 15:37:00

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This message is dated Monday 5th June 2017 for Ascot.
There 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 !!!
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 !
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31/5 – 2/6  Wednesday 10.35 a.m. / Friday 2 p.m.  Fireball Hill.  The aggrieved has CCTV footage of a man reaching into his mailbox stealing his post.  He was suspicious as his bank made contact to say an attempt had been made to cancel his cards / report them stolen, so that a new set would be issued.  Can everyone be on the alert ??
2/6  Friday 3.45 p.m.  School Road.  Car badly keyed for the second time in two weeks.
4/6  Sunday 11 p.m.  Hotel car par, London Road. Front index plate stolen from a car – an attempt to remove the rear plate.
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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 ??
Eyes and Ears..........and Brain.
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, NHW & Community Msg Co-ordinator, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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