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Criminals are using dating and selling apps to find targets for violent robberies and carjackings across Britain, The Independent can reveal. Victims have been stabbed, thrown from cars and held at knifepoint after arranging to meet people through GrindrGumtree and escort websites. Police said some victims are too embarrassed or intimidated to come forward, meaning offenders cannot be tracked down. Other violent robberies have taken place at locations where victims thought they were meeting escorts, or prospective buyers for vehicles or high-value goods sold online.

There are fears some victims may not be reporting crimes because they are embarrassed by the circumstances. An hour later, a man Gumtree dating manchester his 40s was held at knifepoint by a man who again demanded his car keys and cut his throat, back and arm. The following day a man in his 20s picked a man he met on Grindr up in his car and was stabbed Gumtree dating manchester times after the passenger demanded his car keys. Grindr was used earlier in March to target men who believed they were going on dates in Birmingham.

Sakyle Brown, 20, was jailed on 25 March after he admitted robbing a man who thought he was visiting a woman in London. Gumtree has been used to target vehicles in several robberies, with a manhunt launched for a toddler who was in a car stolen in London in January. Several robbers have been jailed after using Gumtree to set up meetings with unsuspecting victims.

Abdullahi Ahmed, 18, launched six attacks in London last April to steal items including deer shoes, laptops and phones at knifepoint. Gumtree said it lists safety advice online and works with police and other authorities, while people using the site are advised to meet during the day in public and take someone with them wherever possible. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Start your Independent Premium subscription today.

Sakyle Brown, 20, was jailed for robbing a man who arranged to meet a woman on an escort website in London. Already subscribed? Log in. Forgotten your password? Want an ad-free experience? Subscribe to Independent Premium. View offers.

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