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Thief may have met his victims at London gay pub

PinkNews Staff Writer February 24, 2009

Islington police have recovered some high value electrical equipment which may have been stolen from the homes of gay men the suspect befriended at a London gay bar.

They are investigating a suspect who met a 49-year-old male victim in the Quebec Pub near Marble Arch.

They mutually agreed to go back to the victim’s home in Islington where they continued drinking together.

The victim woke up later to discover his property missing.

Property stolen included two Nokia mobile phones, one HP laptop computer and a Casio camera.

The suspect is described as a 36-year-old white man, 5’11” tall.

He is known to frequent the Quebec and the Stamford Hill area of London.

DC Jason Shallis from the Priority Crime Investigation Unit said:

“We are fairly sure the suspect has targeted a number of men from the gay community who may feel embarrassed about reporting the matter to police.

“I would like to assure them that we will handle all calls sensitively.

“We have recovered some expensive and high quality electrical equipment which we are keen to return to the rightful owners.

“The suspect made friends under false pretences and took advantage of his victims’ trust to steal their property in a callous and calculating way.

“We urge victims to come forward and speak to us in the strictest confidence.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who may have met this man or had property stolen in this manner.

“Call the Islington Police LGBT officer on 020 7421 0153 in the strictest confidence.”

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