Dermot O’Leary has finally given an update to his fans on the investigation about the thief who stole his bag and wedding ring. The X Factor presenter appreciated Instagram for supporting him to identify the man, after both he and the Metropolitan Police made online requests in an attempt to find the offender. Dermot O’Leary identified the thief and gave an update on the event while speaking on The One Show via video link.
Dermot O’Leary Identified the Thief
Dermot 47, who recently embraced his first baby 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.”
It comes after Dermot shared the news after re-posting Metropolitan Police’s Twitter post, which requested any related information about 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’.
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 pic.twitter.com/Gv9xR11zwY— MPS Westminster (@MPSWestminster) August 21, 2020
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.
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 https://t.co/esifysCOTM— Dermot O'Leary (@radioleary) August 21, 2020
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.”