TWO burglaries overnight in Powys are being investigated by police and are believed to be linked.

The two incidents occurred in Knighton and Rhayader, with Dyfed Powys Police appealing for information to both crimes.

“Police are investigating two burglaries which occurred sometime overnight in mid Powys,” said the force in a statement.

“Sometime between 9pm on Wednesday, 15th November, and 7.45am on Thursday, 16th November, life-saving and safety equipment was stolen from the fire station, on Plough Road, Knighton.

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“At approximately 3am entry was gained to the Spar Stores, West Street, Rhayader, and attempts made to gain access to the cashpoint machine.

“A black 5 door car, described as being similar to an Audi, with 4 occupants, was seen leaving the scene.”

If anyone can help officers, contact police and mention the following reference numbers: 23001146137 (Knighton) and 23001145648 (Rhayader).

“Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Police quoting the above references,” added police.


“Police would especially like to hear from anyone in the area with any vehicle registration number plates missing.”

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Reports locally in Rhayader said the attempted theft was prevented due to one or more persons disturbing the would-be thieves.

Dyfed Powys Police can be contacted either online at, via email on or by calling 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting