Llanelly Pottery stolen in raid on Parc Howard Mansion
Thieves have broken into the museum at Parc Howard Mansion and stole pieces of Llanelly Pottery.
Two cases of the pottery were broken into and stolen during the theft which took place on the evening of Wednesday, February 12.
The incident was reported to police by Carmarthenshire County Council staff who discovered the break in this morning.
Executive Board Member for museums Cllr Meryl Gravell said: “This was a shameful incident, these items are of historical importance to the town and to steal them is a despicable act.
“We hope the police will recover them and also catch the thieves who did this.
“We would appeal to anyone who has information about this incident to contact the police.”
Llanelly Pottery is part of the heritage of the town and has been on show at the Mansion House for many years.
It was manufactured from 1839 until 1922 at a site where Asda in Llanelli now stands.
Llanelly Pottery continues to hold a fascination for many enthusiasts and collectors.