POLICE are investigating a rise in farm burglaries in the north of Powys and say they will “relentlessly pursue” thieves.

Dyfed Powys Police have issued an appeal following several instances of thefts and burglaries in the Llanfechain area this month, and say that the local community will notice an increased policing presence from now on, especially at night.

Officers have confirmed that agricultural use vehicles such as quads, Land Rovers and gators, as well as tools and equipment, are being targeted.

“We are investigating an increase in burglary type offences in the rural communities of Powys, particularly near to the English border,” said Dyfed Powys Police in a statement.


“Officers are increasing patrols in these areas to disrupt criminal activity and relentlessly pursue offenders.

“Members of the public will notice an increased policing presence particularly in the hours of darkness.”

Find out what steps you can take to keep your property, and what's in it, safe at https://www.securedbydesign.com/guidance/crime-prevention-advice.  

Anyone with any information or noticing suspicious activity should report it to police on 101, visit the website at https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, email 101@dyfed-powys.police.uk or direct message them on social media.

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 crimestoppers-uk.org.