Two men have following a spate of thefts that took place in Pembrokeshire over the weekend.

Twenty-three-year-old, Sandhu Dumitru from Birmingham was charged with two counts of theft and five counts of attempt theft

Twenty-four-year-old, Ion Anghel Si Muntean, from Luton was charged with two counts of attempt theft.

Both appeared at Llanelli magistrates Court on Monday (February 24) and pleaded guilty to the offences.

On February 22, Police received a number of calls from retail premises in the Pembrokeshire area reporting that two men were attempting to steal money using the sleight of hand technique.In one incident one of the defendants stole a considerable amount of money from the Post Office in Saundersfoot. A vehicle belonging to the suspects was then quickly identified and circulated to officers.

This led to the vehicle being stopped in the Haverfordwest area and the two occupants being arrested on Saturday afternoon.

Both men were remanded in custody until February 26 for sentencing.

Chief inspector Louise Harries said: “While we don’t see this type of crime often in our area it is important that retailers are aware and make sure that staff are vigilant so that such offending is prevented.

"As soon as police became aware extensive enquiries were conducted leading to the arrest and charge of two men.”Following another at Llanelli Magistrates court on February 26, the defendants were ordered to appear at Swansea Crown Court for sentencing on March 11 and were remanded in custody.