PEOPLE are being urged to check their locks are 'snap safe' following a spate of burglaries. 

Suspects targeted a number of properties in Harden in the early hours of Friday morning.

Sergeant Terri Green, of the Shipley Neighbourhood Policing Team, said there were three on Ferrands Close, at around 3.25am.

In one, the suspects did not manage to snap the lock and in another, they snapped one half of the lock and failed to get in. 

In the third, the porch door lock was snapped, but the inside door was secure so the suspects could not get in. 

There was also one on Long Lane, where the suspects tried to get into the window by forcing it, but did not succeed.

Then on Effingham Road, the lock was snapped and a Porsche Cayenne and its keys were stolen along with a Rolex watch, a purse and its contents. 

The Porsche has been recovered. 

Another was on Goit Stock Lane at 4am. The lock was snapped and the occupants managed to disturb the suspects. 

Sergeant Green said: "The two have then run off. Lots of police were deployed to the area including the police dog and helicopter.

"They were not successful in locating the suspects. Although there were seven recorded, only one they have managed to get in and steal anything.

"Can I take this opportunity to remind you to check your locks are 'snap safe' and that you activate your alarm, lock all doors and windows and know how to use your CCTV."

She also urged people to ensure their CCTV is clean, so footage can be seen properly. 

Ring 101if you have any footage of suspicious activity, or send it to or

Patrols were stepped up in the aftermath of the incidents.