POLICE are searching for a mini-digger stolen from outside the old Mochyn Du pub in Pontcanna earlier this week.
Brewhouse and Kitchen declined the opportunity to comment on the theft and South Wales Police have no further information.
Theft of vehicles from building sites has been a growing problem in South Wales over the past few years with thousands of pounds worth of equipment being stolen.
In December 2015, two men were jailed for stealing a £27,000 excavator from a Cyncoed building site.
In 2014 a £10,000 excavator was stolen from a Llandough Hill building site and in February 2017, the installation of a tracker allowed the recovery of a three-ton excavator in Fairwater.
Gwent Police launched Operation Tornado last October to combat the theft of heavy plant and machinery. Mini-diggers can cost upwards of £1,000.
Y Mochyn Du pub changed hands recently and is to become Brewhouse and Kitchen, the first Welsh branch for the chain.
Refurbishment work amounting to £550,000 included the installation of an open kitchen and microbrewery on Sophia Close.