CONCERN has been raised after youths were spotted with an airgun near to old age housing in Llanelli.
Dyfed-Powys Police is seeking to identify some youths who were reportedly carrying an airgun in the Felinfoel area.
"Youths had been seen in the river that runs behind Tir Ynys complex and Cae Glas complex," a spokeswoman said.
Councillor Robert Evans from the ward believes that vulnerable and elderly people could be shocked and frightened should they see a weapon like that.
The Llanelli Rural Councillor had heard about the incident thanks to the police force's OWL system — which alerts neighbourhoods to criminal incidents reported nearby.
He said: "It is concerning because Tir Ynys is an old-age complex and there's a lot of elderly people there that sit by the window and look out.
"It's a weapon at the end of the day."
The force is keen to try to identify the youths who were reportedly carrying the weapon.
Mr Evans said he was aware that police patrols have been stepped up in the area, which he said was a positive measure.
"I'm hoping the police will keep on top of it," he added.
One of the housing officers who looks after the elderly sheltered housing in that area, councillor Lynne Beer said that problems of antisocial behaviour are very rare in the area.
"We are obviously concerned for the community as a whole if people are using air rifles in our quiet area," she said.
The continued safety of the residents of what is a safe community is of greatest importance, she added.
"Police are keen to identify these youths and if you have any information please contact Llwynhendy us," a spokeswoman for the force said.
Can you help? Contact Dyfed-Powys Police on 101.