Two men are under investigation following a quad bike theft in Powys.

On Wednesday, August 7, Dyfed-Powys Police received a report a quad bike was stolen from a layby on the A470 near Libanus, Powys.

Its tracking device indicated it was travelling on the A40 through Senny Bridge, in the direction of Llandovery.

Roads Policing Units from Brecon and Carmarthenshire were sent to the area and found the quad bike being towed along the A482, near Crugybar.

The vehicle was stopped by officers and the driver, a 32-year-old man from the Llandysul area, was arrested on suspicion of theft. A short time later a second man, a 34-year-old man from the Llanwrda area, was also arrested on suspicion of theft.

A property in the Llanwrda area was searched and four more quad bikes were found. The five quad bikes have been seized for forensic examination. The two men have been released under investigation pending further police inquiries.

Police are encouraging anyone living in rural communities to remain vigilant to this type of theft, and to report any suspicious vehicles or behaviour to them. They have issued this advice to prevent a quad bike being stolen:

  • Immobilise - Make sure you secure or immobilise your quads when not in use. Remember to remove keys when leaving them unattended.
  • Location - Try to avoid leaving quads unattended in fields especially near to roads. If you have to leave them, then try and park behind other machinery, equipment and out of sight.
  • Security - When you’re finished for the day, lock quads away in your most secure outbuilding or garage. If this isn’t possible, ensure it’s behind a locked gate to make things more difficult for thieves.
  • Track and Trace - Keep a record of any chassis or serial numbers. If the worst happens the more information you can provide, the better the chance of recovery. Consider using security marking kits to mark your property, and think about fitting a tracker or immobiliser.
  • Register Online - Websites such as are useful international online databases to record serial numbers for a wide range of vehicles and property.

Anyone with information about quad bike thefts is asked to contact police either online at:, by email at:, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.