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This message is dated Wednesday 9th March 2022 - Windsor

Alert message sent 09/03/2022 11:15:00

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Details are very sketchy at the moment, but it appears to follow the standard script.  If you or anyone you know receives a call from a DC at Hammersmith Police station to say their debit cards have been cloned and they have some lads in custody ……… JUST PUT THE PHONE DOWN !

This was a standard Courier Fraud.  The victim received a call from a DC Roberts at Hammersmith Police Station on the 7th March, to say their debit card had been cloned and they needed to call their building society immediately, to cancel the card.  He could put them through immediately to do that.  They spoke to the person, who purported to be the building society, answering all the security questions.  The person who was supposedly the building society, asked them to go and withdraw 5,000 Euros.  They would then send a courier to collect it.  The Euros were collected shortly afterwards.

This has now been reported to the police and there have been further calls from the scammers trying to carry the scam on, but there are very few details at this time.

Please pass on the details of Courier Frauds to everyone you know to prevent them from becoming victims.


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 -

7/3  Monday 1 p.m. / 2.45 p.m.  River Street.  Car window smashed – bag stolen.  Ref. No:  43220101268

7/3  Monday 5.50 p.m.  Royal Windsor Way.  A resident found a fire on the path, which was quickly spreading due to the wind.  The Royal Berks Fire Brigade attended and put out the fire.  Ref. No:  43220101449
8/3 – 9/3  Tuesday 10 p.m. / Wednesday 7 a.m.  Victoria Road, Eton Wick.  Shed break.  Offenders climbed over a high fence and removed the hinges from a shed door to gain entry.  Searched, but nothing taken.  Ref. No:  43220103732

6/3  Sunday 9.10 a.m. / 8.30 p.m.  Jutland House, Dedworth Road.  Attempted burglary to flat.  Tool marks found around one lock and a secondary lock also targeted.  Ref. No:  4320100117
9/3  Wednesday 1.30 a.m.  Longbourne.  The owners heard a noise and went to investigate.  The saw someone with a torch attempting to force entry to a guest room.  They immediately made off.  Ref. No:  43220103768


7/3  Monday – possibly Friday evening at about 11 p.m..  Staines Road.  2 valuable large lead statues stolen from a garden.  Ref. No:  4320101200


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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Why not start a new scheme in your street - A scheme is a group of members, usually in the same road or area, which has a coordinator to manage the scheme.

In the last week, we have had inquiries from various residents and we are delighted to announce that three new schemes are being set up.

There are many benefits to starting a scheme - awareness of types of crimes that affect our communities such as vehicle crime and advice on scams, access to CCTV,  for instance.

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Being aware of these issues will enable you to be proactive in your community to help those in our communities that need support.

Please contact us on and we will be delighted to assist.
Valerie Pike, Chairman of Windsor & Ascot NHW Association. 

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

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