No arrests have been made so far following a burglary at a High Street bank in Newtown which tens of thousands of pounds are believed to have been stolen during an early morning raid.

The Santander branch was cordoned off with police tape on Friday (March 22) while officers gathered evidence at the scene and carried out house-to-house and CCTV enquiries.

Police said the thieves targeted an ATM from inside the branch between 1.13am and 1.20am, and officers are particularly interested in a large black Audi estate car that they believe was used in the burglary.

Santander has since confirmed that the branch is open as normal.


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Dyfed-Powys Police added that their officers are working with other forces following similar burglaries at Santander, and there have been raids on branches in Holywell, Flintshire and Malvern, Worcestershire during this month.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “We are aware of the other incidents nationally and are liaising with other Police Forces to establish any links, we are keeping an open mind.

“We are continuing to appeal to anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation.

“We are particularly interested in a large black Audi estate car which we believe was used during the burglary.

“If you have CCTV or dashcam footage from the area of High Street, Newtown, in the early hours of Friday, March 22, please get in touch.”

Police added that officers would like thank members of the public that have responded to their appeals.

Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either through a direct message on social media, online at:, by emailing, or by calling 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: 24000275747.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting