THIEVES are targeting customers in Brent’s pubs and clubs ahead of the party season.

Police are investigating a spate of thefts and warning the public to be more vigilant with their property when they are out socialising.

One theft was on Friday at about 6pm when a thief stole a wallet from the back pocket of a 65-year-old man who was in urinals at JJ Moons, in Wembley High Road.

The next evening a woman’s jacket was stolen when she was dancing in The Good Ship, Kilburn High Road. She had left the jacket on a table near the dance floor.

On November 15, at 9pm, a 41-year-old woman’s mobile phone was stolen by a man selling Christmas cards in the Paradise, Kilburn Lane.

He held them low over the table and soon after he left she noticed her phone had disappeared from the table where she had left it.

A woman’s bag was also stolen from the Betsy Smith, Kilburn High Road, on the same day.

Thefts have also been reported from the Osteria del Ponte, Kilburn High Road and the Salusbury public house, Salusbury Road.

Anyone who has any information about any of the thefts should contact their local police by dialling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. If you are the victim of crime and the culprits are still nearby call police on 999 immediately.