TWO men from Liverpool will be sentenced next month for a burglary at a Powys supermarket and petrol station that resulted in £15,000 being stolen. 

David Garland and Troy Hackett had previously admitted theft last August, but the charge has since been amended to burglary. They both appeared at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court on Wednesday, May 8, where their sentencing was delayed until June.

Garland, 46, and Hackett, 31, both from Liverpool but currently in HMP Berwyn in Wrexham, had been remanded into custody at Chester Magistrates’ Court last August. They appeared at Wednesday’s hearing via videolink.


The incident occurred at the Co-op garage – which has since been taken over by Asda – on Station Road in Llanelwedd, just outside Builth Wells, in the early hours of Saturday, August 19, 2023.

Hackett and Garland admitted trespassing at the garage and stealing cash of an unknown amount. Dyfed-Powys Police said the amount of money stolen was estimated to be £15,000.
“Officers got there within minutes. They had made off with cash takings, estimated to be about £15,000," said Chf Insp Jackie Lovatt at the time. 

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"We identified the vehicle and it was stopped on their return to Liverpool. Four people were arrested.”

Ch Insp Lovatt said that police were able to trace the burglars due to the vehicle they were travelling in, which was a Nissan Qashqai.

Hackett and Garland were told by Judge Simon Mills on Wednesday that they will be sentenced at Mold Crown Court on June 14. They will remain on remand until that date.