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Hello. Are you able to unlock the door with the key still?
The lock cylinder is damaged as well? Ok, hopefully you are able to open the door?
There's no simple "trick" or anything that I have to give you. If the lock cylinder is damaged and not allowing you to insert the key, and the power locks won't unlock the door, then hopefully you are able to unlock the door from the inside and open the door so the door panel can be removed and the inside of the door visually inspected to find the damage done by the slim jim, and the lock cylinder replaced.
im thinking that someone probably did try to use something in the lock cylinder, failed and damaged the cylinder, then used a slim jim and caused damage to the linkage or wiring inside the door. I guess it's lucky that the individual wasn't a very good car thief. Once the interior panel is removed, you'll know exactly what happened.