Police patrol Brecon Beacons car parks after thefts

By Twm Owen in Local People

POLICE have stepped up patrols in car parks in the Brecon Beacons National Park after thefts from vehicles.

Items were stolen from three cars parked at Hillside and Llangattock on Saturday morning.

As a result officers from Dyfed-Powys Police’s Brecon Neighbourhood Policing Team have been patrolling car parks popular with walkers visiting the Beacons.

PCSO Billy Dunne said police are reminding walkers not to leave valuables on display – even in isolated beauty spots.

"We’ve had a couple of break-ins at car parks, most recently at Hillside and Llangattock. It’s mainly items of clothing, jackets, and phones things people have left behind.

"We don’t believe the car have been targeted, it’s opportunists in the car parks who see the items.

"We’ve been giving advice not to leave items on show and carrying out high visibility patrols in all the car parks locally including Hillside and the Talybont rural car park."

Last month thefts from vehicles were reported at the car park between the Talybont and Pontsticill reservoirs.

The PCSO said signs at car parks warning drivers not to leave items on display will also be renewed and the police will use its community messaging service to remind visitors.

He said: "We will be getting the message out, especially coming up to the walking season and the Easter weekend when a lot of people come to the car parks."