The internet dates who steal more than a kiss: Heartless muggers use apps to lure lonely hearts into liaisons before stealing from them

Individuals looking for cherish by utilizing dating applications have been cautioned they could be letting themselves in for more than they haggled for.
Police have issued a caution after coldhearted muggers utilized the applications to loot men they baited into hint contacts on Valentine’s Day.
One 56-year-old casualty had his wallet what’s more, bicycle stolen in the early hours of February 14 after a man he welcomed to his Perusing home told him to turn off the lights what’s more, light a flame – what’s more, at that point requested his wallet. 
Police said: ‘The casualty given over his wallet what’s more, the guilty party left. 
‘The next day the casualty found his bike had too been stolen.’
Later that day, a casualty in his 40s from Surrey was too directed at home by a man he had masterminded to meet by means of a dating app. 
Police said: ‘When inside his house, the man at that point burglarized the casualty of his wallet, portable telephone what’s more, Apple Watch.’ 
The past week, a casualty in his 20s was undermined at knifepoint after masterminding to meet a man in Reading’s Victoria Park.
Police said: ‘He told the casualty there were other individuals adjacent who would hold up with the casualty while the guilty party went to pull back money. 
‘He at that point stole his bank card what’s more, portable phone. The casualty was not injured.’
PC Jim Bone, of Perusing CID, accepts all three episodes may be connected what’s more, said: ‘I would remind everybody of the require to be watchful meeting individuals online. 
‘While on the web dating can be a safe, charming way to meet new people, it’s critical to be mindful of caution signs that might appear that your new intrigue might not be who they assert to be.’
Just some time recently Christmas, two men from South London who had masterminded gatherings utilizing the gay dating application Grindr were victimized by a pack outfitted with knives.

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