South Wales Police Report At Least 4 Properties Targeted By Thieves In Swansea

This update from South Wales Police’s facebook page shows us that criminals are still out there taking chances in this current climate it seems. As a Swansea locksmith, we want to make sure everyone is as vigilant as possible and staying as safe as possible. 
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Quoted from page:

Detectives investigating a number of overnight burglaries in Swansea are reminding residents to be vigilant and to keep their properties secure.
At least four properties were targeted by opportunist thieves in the Sandfields area overnight.
Detective Sergeant Sam Stanway said: “While we don’t want to alarm anyone, I’d like to encourage the public to take all steps available to them to try and minimise the risk of them falling victim to burglars.
“Although we are all spending far more time at home as a result of the Covid-19 related restrictions, it is as important as ever to make sure properties and belongings are kept safe.
“Ensuring windows and doors are securely locked, especially if you are in your gardens enjoying the sun, or have gone upstairs even just for a short while, is so important.
“Valuables, including phones and car keys, should also be kept out of sight.
“Opportunist thieves can strike quickly, so these simple steps really can act as a deterrent.”
Enquiries are ongoing in relation to the overnight burglaries and anyone with any information which may assist the investigation is urged to contact police. Please call 101, quoting occurrence 2000141401.

Security Advice

It goes without saying, the first thing you should be doing is taking all valuables upstairs with you when you go to bed. Just performing a quick sweep through the house can pay off if you are every unlucky enough to be a victim.

Doors that have glass panels on them are fairly easy to smash with an elbow or common household tool.  A burglar can just reach in and unlock the door.

Similarly Upvc doors with quarter panels or half panels can be kicked through and as above, unlocked by reaching in.

To combat this you should make sure you remove the key when going to bed or consider upgrading you door to something solid. 

Making sure you have the best locks installed is crucial. The best and cheapest tactic is to make sure you have British Standard, insurance approved locks. You can check by looking at the front of the lock to see if it has the kitemark on it. If it does not then you should contact a locksmith to upgrade you right away. 

To the left, the British Standard Kitemark that is printed on the front of BS locks.

If you are located in Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot or Llanelli areas and are not sure if you need to upgrade or would like a free security assessment then give Champs Locksmiths a call on 01792732932 or 07825305327

Send us an email or fill in our contact form and will will get back to you fast.

Mount Pleasant - Swansea

Some positive news, PCSOs Danielle James and Brad Owens had an interesting Friday afternoon..

Also from SWP Facebook:

Great work by two of our PCSOs!

PCSOs Danielle James and Brad Owens were on patrol on Friday afternoon when they heard over the radio that a burglary has just taken place in Mount Pleasant.

They made their way to the area and spotted a man matching the description of the thief. They approached him and could see some of the suspected stolen property in a bag.

Officers then attended and arrested the 41-year-old man who has been charged with burglary. He is due to appear before magistrates’ court this morning.

The stolen property has been recovered and will be returned to the victim.

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We have put together a quick update about Champs Locksmiths business functions during the covid-19 lock-down for you.

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