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Thieves target phone shops in Carmarthen and Llanelli

Thieves target phone shops in Carmarthen and Llanelli

UPDATE: Dyfed-Powys Police has this evening, Tuesday (Aug 14) arrested three males and one female in connection with the theft of mobile phones from the Carphone Warehouse store in Carmarthen this morning.  It is believed that this may be connected to other thefts at shops in Llanelli, Swansea and Merthyr yesterday and today.

The vehicle was identified and monitored by police, before being located at the Elan Valley Reservoir. Property has been recovered and the individuals are now in police custody.

Officers would like to extend their thanks to those at the Elan Valley Reservoir for their assistance in locating the individuals.

TWO incidents of recent thefts of mobile phones from stores in Llanelli and Carmarthen are being investigated by Dyfed-Powys Police.

Four Apple iPhones were stolen from the Curry’s & PC World store at Parc Pemberton, Llanelli at around 7.15pm on Monday (Aug 13).

A second incident took place at the Carphone Warehouse store at St Catherine’s Walk, Carmarthen on Tuesday, August 14, at around 9.30am where 10 mobile phones were stolen.

They are strongly believed to be linked.

In both incidents, three men – believed to be in their twenties – made threats to staff and stole mobile phones.

In the Llanelli incident, one of the suspects was white, medium build, around 5’5” and was wearing a black jacket, grey trousers and a black baseball hat.

The second suspect is white, slim build, around 5’8” with a beard. He was wearing a white T-shirt, black knee length shorts, white trainers and a black baseball cap with a red stripe to side and emblem.

The third man involved is white, slim build, 6’ with a beard. He was wearing a bright blue long-sleeved T-shirt, black shorts, white trainers and a black baseball cap with a red stripe to side and emblem.

Looking for phone thieves: Police at Currys-PC World Llanelli

In the Carmarthen incident, the three men were wearing light coloured clothing, shorts, trainers and baseball caps.

DI Wayne Bevan said: “Anyone who witnessed either of these incidents, or saw three men matching these descriptions behaving suspiciously in the area, to contact police immediately by calling 101.

“We are investigating all lines of enquiry to catch these offenders and any support from the public could help us find these men and put a stop to any further incidents in our town centre stores.”

Anyone with information that can help officers with their investigation is asked to report it by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

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