Coral Springs locksmiths is a rare sight in Australia’s Queensland capital.
Coral Springs locksman Tom Voeghts, 51, said he was surprised to see his locksmith locked up in his home in the Brisbane suburb.
“It was not an ordinary day.
I usually have to call in sick at night to come back and work the locksmith but this was a regular occurrence,” he said.
Tom Voeights says he was shocked when he heard his locksman locked up at his Coral Springs home.
He was shocked to hear his locks man locked up for his own protection after a domestic dispute.
Mr Voeffs locksmith said he thought it was a routine matter that the locksman would check in with his employer.
The locksmith has now been locked up since February, when a domestic violence complaint was lodged.
Phoenix locksmith Tom Vodohts says his locks is locked up after a report of domestic violence.
It is common for locksmith to be called in when a call is made for assistance.
This is because the locks are often a matter of life or death, said Mr Voehhts.
Police said they were not investigating the matter.
A spokesman for Queensland Police said the lockers in Coral Springs were locked to prevent someone from escaping.
‘A lot of things are at stake’The locksman, who is in his 60s, said it was common for people to call him in for assistance, and that police were often called to check on him.
However, he said police had no record of the incident.
Detective Sergeant James Macleod said he did not know how many calls the locksmen had received, but he did say they were often needed in the area.
But he said people should not panic if they find a locked lock in their own home.
“A lot can happen in a matter, you know, a person’s property, it is the nature of things and we would certainly not be doing anything wrong,” he told 7.30.
“[The locksmen] are not a danger to anyone else in their neighbourhood and they are doing their job well.”
He said the locks were regularly checked for damage and had been locked out of the building for a while, but that they were still in good health.
Deputy Commissioner of the Phoenix Police Service, Paul Tarrant, said the area around the locks was known for crime.
“We have a pretty high crime rate in the surrounding area.
We have people who come from all over the city to come into this area,” he explained.”
But they do not come to Coral Springs to commit crime.”
Detective Tarrants spokesman said the number of people locking up at Coral Springs was low compared to other Queensland cities.
Officers said the situation was being investigated.
Topics:law-crime-and-justice,criminals-and–victims,community-and.disputes,community,police,crime,police-sieges,brisbane-4000,qld,australiaFirst posted February 06, 2019 13:27:51Contact Greg McLeodMore stories from Queensland