Dermot O’Leary says he has discovered the identity of thief who stole his wedding ring and bag

Dermot O’Leary says he has discovered the identity of thief who stole his wedding ring and bag

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Dermot O’Leary has given an update on the investigation into the thief who stole his bag and wedding ring.

The X Factor presenter thanked Instagram for helping him to discover the identity of the man, after both he and the Metropolitan Police made online appeals in a bid to find the culprit.

Dermot, 47, had an update on the situation while speaking on The One Show via video link.

The presenter, who recently welcomed his first child with wife Dee Koppang, said: “I had my locker raided while I was at an exercise class and he took my whole bag which contained my wedding ring, which I had taken off because it can get snagged and so forth, and my crucifix and my watch.

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“Anyway, thanks to Instagram, we know who he is – I won’t say his name cause shenanigans is hopefully happening so fingers crossed we catch him before he does it to anyone else.”

It comes after Dermot shared the news after re-posting Metropolitan Police’s Twitter post, which appealed for information on the thief on Twitter.

The post from MPS Westminster read: “Do you recognise this man? We wish to speak to him re theft of a bag from a gym in Mortimer Street W1 on 13 Aug. Items stolen include a wedding ring etched on inner side with ‘14/9/12 Team KO’.

“Pls call police on 101 ref 6195/21aug with any info about the man or the stolen ring”.

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As Dermot, who recently opened up on fatherhood, re-shared the post, he wrote above: “Sadly this was my wedding ring & bag that was stolen.

“I’m sure I won’t see them again, but I’d really like it if he didn’t have the opportunity to steal yours.

“Please have a good look at the picture & if you recognise him call 101 ref 6195/21aug Dx @MPSWestminster @metpoliceuk”.

The new dad wrote in a separate post: “I know there are more important things happening in the world right now, but last week by bag (with my wedding ring in it) was stolen from a locked locker at Psycle on Mortimer St, London.

“I’m not after any special preferential treatment.

“I’m not the victim of a violent crime, and even though no one should have to, I can handle all the impersonal items being stolen (the wallet, phone, watch, keys etc).”

Fans replied to Dermot’s Twitter appeal to share their support for The X Factor host.

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One wrote: “Sorry to hear that, hope you get them back and the scumbag is caught.”

Another added: “Devastating to lose your wedding ring and crucifix. I do hope you get it back Dermot. Some people just don’t care about how their actions could affect other people. Sending love to you and @deekoppang xx”.

While a third wrote: “Oh no, I do hope they find him and you get your wedding ring back.”

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