Burglars tampering with door locks to break into homes in Sheffield

Detectives investigating three burglaries on the same day in Sheffield said door locks were tampered with to gain entry.

Thursday, 5th January 2017, 5:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th January 2017, 2:50 am
Burglars are on the prowl in Sheffield

The 'snapping' technique involves criminals applying force to door locks to remove the outside part, which exposes the lock mechanism, which can then be tampered with.

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Anyone with information on the burglaries, reported by South Yorkshire Police yesterday, should call 101.