A BLACK transit van which tried to force entry into a Carmarthen jewellers led police on a chase this morning (May 4).

Shortly before 6am, officers were called to a Pandora store in Lammas Street, Carmarthen after a black transit van was seen reversing into the store front in an attempt to gain access.

Dyfed-Powys police have confirmed that a 38-year-old male remains in custody after the early morning incident.

The vehicle fled the scene and led attending officers on a police chase, before being stopped in the Morriston area with the assistance of the joint firearms unit and South Wales Police.

Damage to the double doors and a metal post on the shop frontage can be seen, and a police cordon of the shop and some pavement remained in place for the day.

The vehicle involved in the raid was reported missing from the Swansea area by the registered keeper.

Police are appealing for information which may help them locate a second male who they believe to be involved in the raid.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “We were called to a break in at Pandora in Lammas Street, Carmarthen, at around 5.50am today (Tuesday, 4 May). 

“A black Transit van had been seen reversing into the window to gain entry to the shop.

The vehicle was followed east along the A48 and M4, before leaving the motorway and being brought to a stop in the Morriston area with the assistance of the joint firearms unit and South Wales Police.

“A 38-year-old male was arrested and remains in police custody.

“Enquiries are ongoing to locate a second person involved in the raid.

“It has since transpired that the van used in the raid was later reported stolen from the Swansea area by its registered keeper.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact us quoting DP-20210504-033.”

This can be done online at bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101.

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