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This message is dated Friday 12th June 2020 - Ascot

Alert message sent 12/06/2020 14:07:00

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This message is dated Friday 12th May 2020 for Ascot.

The cars left unlocked in Ascot, have become a ‘crime attractor’.

Opportunist thieves are in the area, looking for easy targets. Please see below the reports in Sunninghill of an offender walking around in the early hours, simply trying car door handles and then whilst there, checking out houses and garages.
We have today organised for PCSOs to carry out additional patrols around the Sunninghill area and to talk to local residents about car crime, and making sure that their cars are locked and nothing, is left on display.
Can everyone please make regular checks of any doorbell video, or CCTV footage and phone us immediately, if they see anything suspicious using 999 - these are crimes in progress and 999 is therefore warranted and appropriate, so that police can attend quickly, carry out an area search and locate any potential offenders.
Bicycle theft:
There has been a rise in bicycle theft.

Often when the victims report the incidents, they know the colour of the bicycle, but rarely the make, model and frame number.
We encourage everyone who owns a bike to place it up against a plain wall and take a photograph of it.  Then put the camera underneath the bicycle and between the pedals, where the frame number is stamped into the metal.  You may need to wipe it first if the bike is not clean. Then email the photos to yourself, in case they are needed.
Police officers continue to recover bicycles, but unfortunately, they cannot return some of them to the owners, as when they check them against in the police systems, the bicycles cannot be identified.
If you have purchased your bike from a local bike shop, the shop usually keeps a register of every bike it sells -  make, colour, model, frame number. If you lose a bike, that should be your first port of call for bicycle information that the police will need to identify your bicycle. 
Thames Valley Police would like to remind residents to lock bicycles when leaving in a public place, we also recommend using your bike lock when keeping in a shed or garage.
Please report any suspicious incidents, sightings or any information to the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101, also please check your CCTV.
Please register your valuables at and encourage friends, family or neighbours to receive this type of Thames Valley Alert message by registering at
To report a theft of a bicycle call 101 or report on line -

For further crime prevention advice -

11/6, Thursday, Early hours, Cavendish Meads X 4. 
1.  Offender walked along and then up the victim’s drive, looked into the victim’s car, then walked around the house shining the torch at the front door and windows, before walking off.  Nothing stolen. Ref. No:  43200173491. 
2.  The offender walked up the victim’s drive, appeared to use a device to copy the signal from the owner’s car key, which was inside the house, then opened the car. The offender searched the car, but didn’t take anything. He then checked the garage door, which was securely locked, and walked off. The offender was wearing a white top and white tracksuit bottoms, white coat and hat, with a black face mask.  Ref. No:  43200173784. 
3.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS. The car was searched, loose change and a pair of Rayban sunglasses stolen.  Ref. No:  43200174102. 
4.  Car entered and searched.  Nothing stolen as the victim leaves nothing in the car.  Ref. No:  43200174270
 11/6  Thursday 5 a.m.  Holmes Close.  The police were called to the area following reports from local residents that an offender was walking around, trying car door handles and walking up and down driveways.  The Police attended immediately and carried out an area search, but did not locate anyone matching the description given.  During their search, they found a car with its doors open in Holmes Close. They informed the owner, who checked the car and reported that a green Trek Marlin mountain bike had been stolen.  Ref. No:  43200172020
7/6 - 11/6  Tuesday 4 p.m. / Thursday 7.30 p.m.  London Road.  Car rear passenger window smashed.  Nothing stolen.  Ref. No:  43200174662
10/6  Wednesday 4.15 a.m.  The Burlings.  CCTV shows an offender walking along carrying a set of golf clubs.  The offender went to the victim’s car and smashed the rear windscreen, looked inside and then walked away.  Ref. No:  43200172995
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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The Windsor & Ascot NHW Association is making great strides in reactivating and expanding Neighbourhood Watch within the various parishes of Windsor & Ascot. Its Facebook page (@WindsorAscotNHW) has achieved a reach of over 24,000 people in the past month alone, and is receiving multiple enquiries from interested residents. In just the last few months ten new NHW schemes have been set up with active Coordinators, and residents within those scheme areas can now benefit from the new initiatives being introduced by Neighbourhood Watch and Thames Valley Police.
For any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association at
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Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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