Police are investigating an allegation of burglary at a stargazing observatory building in Powys.

The alleged burglary took place at the observatory building on the top of Tynllidiart Hill in the Elan Valley, near Rhayader.

Sometime between Friday, July 21 and Friday, July 28 the following items were stolen from the property:

• 25mm Tele Vue Plossl Eyepieces x 3

• 11mm Tele Vue Plossl Eyepieces x 3

• 40mm Tele Vue Plossl Eyepieces x 1

• Astro Essentials Cheshire Collimating Eyepiece x 1

• Baader UHC-S Filter x Sky-Watcher Evostar (telescope) 120 with EQ3-2 Mount x 1

• Sky-Watcher Skyliner 250PX Dobsonian (telescope) x1

• Helios Stellar-II 50mm WP Binoculars x 5

Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation, or anyone who has been offered the opportunity to purchase such items, is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online, by emailing [email protected], 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: DP-20230728-14 

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