Police warn of unlocked car doors and weak upvc doors

A number of homes broken into in the vicinity have had one common factor: euro locks. These locks in upvc doors which have a keyhole facing down are a weak point exploited by thieves. Police recommend home owners consider replacing such locks.

Another trend in recent months has been for thieves to visit neighbouring villages trying car doors. Items have been stolen from cars left unlocked. In some cases, owners had thought the cars would lock by walking away from their cars but hadn’t covered sufficient distance for doors to be automatically locked.