Police say a stolen JCB was used to remove a supermarket cash machine.

The front left of the store has been seriously damaged where it would appear the stolen JCB was used to remove the stand alone ATM.

The JCB was left abandoned in the Co-op car park in Llandovery with the keys still in the ignition in the early hours of Friday morning.

Dyfed-Powys Police are investigating the theft which happened at around 2.13am on February 8, and have been carrying out house to house enquiries in the community.

Police believe the JCB was stolen from a nearby farm and was last seen by the owner at 3pm on Thursday, February 7, and are urging farmers or heavy machinery owners to take safety precautions.

Temporary Detective Inspector Sian Davies said: “We are investigating all possible lines of enquiry to find out who was involved in committing this burglary.

“In the meantime, I must urge all farmers or anyone who owns farming or heavy machinery to make sure they follow simple security measures such as securing your property, removing keys from the ignition and storing them in a safe place. Consideration should also be given to security marking equipment.”

Anyone who witnessed this crime or anything suspicious in the lead up to the incident is urged to call police immediately on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number: 07811 311 908.