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Hackney police appeal to trace thief who befriends victims

PUBLISHED: 10:59 19 November 2013 | UPDATED: 17:00 19 November 2013

Michael Lawrence

Michael Lawrence

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Police in Hackney are appealing for information to locate a man in relation to several thefts.

Police believe Michael Lawrence befriend his victims as a ruse to gain access to their homes to steal property and valuables.

Police are warning the public not to approach Lawrence, who is described as black, 6ft tall and of a muscular build, but to call 999 immediately if they identify him.

The 30-year old, who frequently uses aliases, is known to frequent Hackney, Camden, Southwark and Tower Hamlets.

Anyone with any information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact Hackney police on 101, quoting reference 4618456/13, or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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