Fit new locks to defy burglars, say South Yorkshire police

Supt Eddie Murphy.
Supt Eddie Murphy.

Doncaster police are urging residents to put a new euro lock at the top of their Christmas list after burglars struck at several homes this week, all of which had doors fitted with old euro locks.

A Garrard men’s watch with a gold analogue face, presented to its owner for 28 years’ service, was taken between 7.15am and 5pm on Monday from a house in Hardy Road, Wheatley. The raider also stole a pink wallet containing collectors’ coins.

A person moving house had £1,000 worth of property taken from their new home at Balfour Road, Bentley, when a burglar struck overnight from Sunday to Monday and stole a laptop, drill and handbag.

Supt Eddie Murphy said: “People can buy new snap and bump safe locks for around £50, which could potentially save them thousands of pounds and a lot of aggravation and heartache in the long run. Anyone with a standard uPVC door that was fitted over 18 months ago probably has a standard cylinder or profile lock too, which can be broken in a matter of seconds.”