Appeal to find suspect thieves targeting drinkers and diners in Brent

These men are wanted in connection with the theft of a handbag in Madam Gautiers restaurant (now the

These men are wanted in connection with the theft of a handbag in Madam Gautiers restaurant (now the Whippet Inn pub) in Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, on Valentine's Day - Credit: Archant

Police have released images of seven men they would like to speak to in connection with a series of thefts from eating and drinking premises in Brent.

This pair is wanted in connection with the theft of a handbag in Heritage Pub in Cricklewood Broadwa

This pair is wanted in connection with the theft of a handbag in Heritage Pub in Cricklewood Broadway, on January 5 - Credit: Archant

Drinkers and diners are warned be on their guard as thieves purposely prowl coffee houses, pubs and restaurants targeting distracted customers.

This man is wanted in connection with a pickpocket incident in Cafe Nero in Kilburn High Road on Feb

This man is wanted in connection with a pickpocket incident in Cafe Nero in Kilburn High Road on February 27 - Credit: Archant

In one case a romantic meal on Valentine’s Day this year was ruined after a woman had her bag stolen in Kensal Rise.

This man is wanted in connection with a pickpocket incident in Cafe Nero in Kilburn High Road on Feb

This man is wanted in connection with a pickpocket incident in Cafe Nero in Kilburn High Road on February 27 - Credit: Archant

If you recognise any of the faces call Brent Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11.