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SteveH

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Re: Police News & Announcements...........Llandudno warning
« Reply #180 on: December 06, 2019, 01:48:39 PM »
A "well-built" man with an Italian accent who is trying to flog coats and watches has sparked a police warning.

North Wales Police is concerned the man, who has told people he needs to get rid of the merchandise before heading back to Italy, might be selling fake goods.
He has been operating in the Llandudno area, and the force is now asking the public to be on their guard.

A spokesman for the force's West Conwy Coastal policing team said: "This week we have had two reports from Llandudno of what appears to be someone trying to sell counterfeit coats and watches.

"A man described as well-built and speaking with an Italian accent has been approaching people in the town centre and using high-pressure sales techniques to get them to buy the it

"The story he uses varies from simply being generous, to getting rid of left over exhibition items before returning to Italy."

Police asked anyone who is approached by the man to get in touch with them on 101, quoting reference numbers X174708 and X175410.

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« Reply #181 on: December 20, 2019, 02:36:15 PM »
POLICE are asking home owners to remain vigilant in the West Conwy area following a number of burglaries over recent weeks.

The West Conwy Coastal area covers the likes of Colwyn Bay and Llandudno.

Sgt Sarah Hughes said: “We are asking people to ensure that their properties are properly secured, even if only going out for a short time. In most cases entry has been forced and items including jewellery and electrical devices have been stolen.

“We are determined to catch those responsible but we are reliant on public support and appeal to anyone with information to contact us immediately.
She added: “We are keen to hear from anyone who may see someone acting suspiciously or any suspicious vehicles in your area.”

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« Reply #182 on: December 30, 2019, 03:47:39 PM »
Every bit helps............

MENTAL health clinicians and police have launched a rehabilitation initiative in a bid to tackle a high number of offenders suffering from a mental health crisis.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) has formed a new triage service at North Wales Police’s communications centre in St Asaph to review police incidents in which mental health is a factor and provide expert advice directly to officers.

North Wales Police has a high number of detentions under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act compared to similar sized forces, however only a small percentage of these detentions result in patients being formally admitted to hospital under the act.  cont.. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login



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« Reply #183 on: January 17, 2020, 04:29:55 PM »
'Hang up immediately' say police

Police forces around the UK are warning about a telephone scam that has tricked people out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

The scheme sees fraudsters pretend to be from Amazon to con victims into handing over their bank details.

Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, has received hundreds of calls about the scam since last September - of which at least 200 were from people who were tricked out of more than £400,000 in total.

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« Reply #184 on: January 17, 2020, 06:26:23 PM »
This is actually a variant of the "Please give us access t your computer so we can raid your bank account' scam that's been going for some years. The Amazon Prime bit is merely the latest vector.

As always there are two bits of golden advice we should all follow at all times:

1.  Never, ever give anyone access to your computer unless you've rung them first. Even then, think very carefully before you do it.

2. Never, ever follow a link in an email.
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« Reply #185 on: February 02, 2020, 10:48:28 AM »
A police boss has declared war on “despicably heartless” fraudsters.

The pledge from the region’s police and crime commissioner, Arfon Jones, came after the North Wales Police and Crime Panel unanimously gave the green light for a 25p a week - increase in the cost of policing.

The 4.5 per cent increase – the equivalent of a one minute landline call – will cost Band D householders just an extra £12.51 a year.

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« Reply #186 on: February 05, 2020, 10:23:49 AM »
A pair going door-to-door in an attempt to "sell artwork" has sparked a police warning.

Officers from North Wales Police have issued an alert for people to watch out for a man and woman who have been calling at homes.

The pair are said to be begging for money, as well as trying to flog artwork.



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Re: Police News & Announcements
« Reply #187 on: February 12, 2020, 04:15:52 PM »
Elite new unit to crush County Lines drug dealers operating in North Wales
The 16-strong team has been established with extra funding set aside by the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner.

In the unit's first 10 days it has been involved in operations targeting drug dealing and burglary.

They have made several arrests across the region relating to drugs supply, wanted persons, county lines, drug offences, possession of offensive weapons, and have also seized vehicles.   cont.  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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« Reply #188 on: February 13, 2020, 11:37:02 AM »
Police are warning disabled shoppers to be on their guard after a spate of thefts.

The warning comes after several reports of a distraction theft technique being employed in supermarket car parks and in on-street parking spaces around the region.

The thieves are stealing blue badges, which allow motorists to park for up to three hours free of charge and in disabled bays.
According to police, there was an incident at Aldi in Prestatyn on Tuesday.

A man was said to have approached a vehicle trying to sell leather coats. While the shoppers were distracted by the man, an accomplice reached into the vehicle and snatched the disabled parking permit.

A similar theft was attempted at Tesco in Llandudno Junction on Wednesday.
Both men were described as being of Mediterranean appearance, with Italian accents. They were said to be driving a red car.

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: "We saw this technique used by thieves in Llandudno last year.
"We urge motorists to please be aware and to report any suspicious incidents."

According to the Department for Transport, thefts of parking permits for disabled motorist have quadrupled in recent years.