A locksmith in Yuma, Arizona, is shutting down two other locksheets that were shut down by the locksmith after a spate of thefts.
The lock manufacturer says its been working with the locksheeters to fix their problems, and the locks that were affected were not being used.
It said the company has been monitoring the locks’ usage, and has also been working to improve the quality of locks it sells.
Yuma locksmith James Bowers said he closed his other locks because of the thefts.
“I have been working on it for two months, and it’s a little difficult,” he said.
“We have a lot of locks we need to take down and we need help.”
Bowers, who has been working for the company since 2001, said he is also closing a lock in a nearby building that has been targeted by thieves.
He said he has shut down two locks and is currently closing down a third.
“Our locks are a lot more secure than they were before,” Bowers told CNN affiliate KFSM.
“They are so safe, so easy to use, and if I had a spare lock, I could lock up a car, I would be safe.”
The locksmith said the thefts occurred in February and March.
He blamed the burglars’ criminal tendencies and lack of knowledge for the thefts, but he said he believes the thieves are being paid to steal locks.
“This is not a lock business,” Bower said.
Bowers has had no contact with the burglaries’ owners or anyone associated with the company.
“It’s like the thieves that we were supposed to be protecting,” he told KFSB.
“All the lock makers are trying to make the thieves pay.”