Fraudsters and car crooks being tackled, says police chief

Fraudsters and car crooks being tackled, says police chief

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Fraudsters and car crooks being tackled, says police chief
Kate Ford

Police are making progress in tackling courier cons and car crime, says the area's top cop.

On Tuesday, Superintendent Kate Ford, Local Policing Area (LPA) commander for Windsor and Maidenhead, said officers have put a 'huge amount of work' into fighting courier fraud.

It has included educating vulnerable people about how to stop falling victim to the cash-card conmen who dupe householders into giving card details over the phone.

Supt Ford said: "This area has seen 41 cases reported since November, we have made more than one arrest."

Another suspect is on bail until May.

She also said the battle against theft from vehicles is 'ongoing'.

From April 2013 to March 18 this year there were 892 smash-and-grab thefts recorded in the Royal Borough, compared to 978 in the same period 12 months before.

Police charged 30 people and cautioned one person for thefts from vehicles in the last year, compared to 24 charged and two cautioned in the previous 12 months.

Supt Ford added: "Help us to help you.

"Please, please, please do not leave valuables insecure."

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