A Doncaster mobile phone shop owner took to Facebook to plead with unsuccessful thieves.
Tech Corner in Thorne posted: "Someone tried breaking into our shop on Thursday Night, They were not successful !
"We have a top security system with an Alarm linked to the Police 24/7. In addition we have the latest Ultra HD CCTV system that alerts the Police if any suspicious activity is detected.
"We are honest brokers who like to offer the best value repairs on mobile phones and the best price on new and used phones.
"We set up to offer a value for money service to the people of Thorne & Moorends. We have helped out Elderly people and offer any advice for free.
"Please don't try and break into our shop, because your not hurting us but also hurting the people of Thorne & Moorends.
"All the Independent traders in Thorne & Moorends really need everyone's support, we are all under constant attack from the big corporates, like B&M, Aldi, Lidl & Sainsbury's etc.......
"The independent traders, like Richard Laws, Canterbury House, Walkers Butchers etc have served us, our Mums,Dads & Grandparents for ever.......
"So please think about your shopping choices because we all offer Value and quality..........
"We are all Thorne & Moorends ! Aren't We ?"
Comments came in thick and fast in response to this.
Brian Kirsopp said:"The problem is. The thieving scum would rob their own family. They have no thought for others or the heartache they cause."
Simon Wilson said: "Crackheads."
Barry Davidson added: "Sorry to hear this, you are always very friendly and helpful."