The Tower of London broken into during the early hours last week
A person broke into the Tower of London and stole a set of keys on November 6.
The intruder got past the first gate sometime in the early hours and stole the keys to a restaurant, conference rooms and an internal lock to the drawbridges. All of the locks have been changed, according to the BBC.
The Crown Jewels are held in the Tower of London but they were not in jeopardy and “at no point was the security of the Tower at risk”, said a spokeswoman for the Historic Royal Palaces.
“It would not have been possible to gain access to the Tower with any of these keys. All affected locks were immediately changed,” the spokeswoman said.
NBC News reports the tower is guarded by Yeomen Warders, also known as Beefeaters, back in time but now those guards are used as tour guides and the security is now provided by private contractors.
A statement was issued saying, “proper procedures were not carried out to the expected standard. A staff disciplinary procedure is underway to address this issue.”
The Tower was built back in the early 1080s.