London: Thief uses Grindr to steal iPads and iPhones from men
A thief who used Grindr to target men looking for sex and then stole from them has been jailed.
Oliver Walden, 30, used the hook-up app to fake sexual interest in at least two men before stealing their credit cards, iPads and IPhones, Metro.co.uk reports.
The 30-year-old initially denied theft against one victim, Emanuel Souza-Filho from Clapham, south London, but yesterday pleaded guilty on the first day of his trial at Blackfriars Crown Court.
Walden was jailed for 27 months.
In October last year, a gay man in Bayswater, west London, was lured into a meeting through the dating app and then robbed and threatened with a cattle prod.
The Metropolitan Police warned users to “stay safe” and be vigilant when using the apps.