POLICE in Wombwell have urged residents to lock their doors at all time - following a car theft in the area after keys were stolen from a home.

Barnsley South police officers have reported that on January 8 at around 9.10pm, a vehicle was stolen from John Street after getting access to the keys from an unlocked rear door.

The car was found the following day a few streets away.

Now, police have issued a reminder to residents to keep doors locked at all times - even during the day.

A spokesperson for the team said: “Please do not think that it will never happen to you.

“Unfortunately a ‘sneak in’ burglary is a common method used by offenders and can easily be prevented if residents take simple steps.

“Similarly, during these cold icy mornings, please do not leave vehicles unattended whilst the engine is running and the windscreen de-icing etc.

“Offenders are always on the lookout for such easy targets. Please do not be their next victim.

“Enquiries are ongoing into the above offence.

“Should any person have information regarding this offence please call 101 and quote 14/13528/21.”