Thieves target pubs in Kensal Green, Kilburn and Queen’s Park

Brent Police are warning drinkers to be on their guard

Brent Police are warning drinkers to be on their guard following a spate of thefts in pubs in the borough.

The first theft occurred in the Paradise Pub in Kilburn Lane, Kensal Rise, on November 15, at 9pm.

A 41-year-old woman had her mobile phone on a table when she was distracted by a man selling Christmas cards.

He placed the card on the table and when he left she noticed her phone was missing.

Just over an hour later a 25-year-old woman in the Betsy Smith in Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, had her bag stolen from the back of her chair.

A third theft took place the next day when a man in Osteria Del Ponte, also in Kilburn High Road, had his phone stolen at 11am while he ordered drinks at the bar.

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The fourth victim was targeted in Salusbury Pub in Salusbury Road, Queen’s Park, on Saturday afternoon.

The 40-year-old woman had her bag stolen which was placed on the floor.

A police spokesman said: “We would urge members of the public to be extra vigilant when out in pubs or restaurants. “Do not leave mobile phones or handbags unattended even if it is for just a minute.”

Anyone with information about any of these thefts can call Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.