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Traders Want Security After A Spate Of Burglaries

Monday February 11 2013

Wombwell (Susan Quinn) Wombwell (Susan Quinn)

TRADERS have suggested hiring a 'bouncer' for Wombwell High Street after a succession of burglaries.

Many have said they were 'sick to death' of the repeated break-ins to their properties - some of which have occurred twice in a week.

Between £4,000 and £5,000 worth of goods were stolen from The Fone Home which, as well as selling computers, also repairs them for customers.

Since Christmas, a number of other businesses have been targeted.

Jerry O'Neil, from Home Comforts on Station Road, suggested hiring security guards to monitor the area.

He said: "We're all fed up with it. This place was broken into on January 2 and a flatscreen TV was taken. I think what would work is if everyone put in to hire someone to patrol the street on a night and keep an eye on it. But it would have to be everyone."

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Reply Posted by John on Monday February 11 2013 at 08:36
That would be fine and you could reduce your council buissness tax as that should be part of wot its used for security goes to show how bad barnsley police are

Reply Posted by anthony on Monday February 11 2013 at 11:05
aww bless thats funny.

Reply Posted by sarah on Monday February 11 2013 at 08:40
Shadow security services would be the answer to this the barnsley company run most of yorkshire pubs and have guards on industrial estates and businesses and crime is down so much if all shops chip in the bill would be pence to each trader .

Reply Posted by Nick on Monday February 11 2013 at 11:13
I don't think it shows anything about how "bad the police are". No evidence to suggest police inefficiencies here.

Reply Posted by Mick on Monday February 11 2013 at 14:06
The reason places get broken into more than once is because they have poor security - weak locks, cheap alarms, no CCTV.

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