A LOUT seduced women online then stole from them after being invited to their homes.

Connor Richardson swiped games consoles, bank cards and more from women he met on dating site Plenty of Fish.

The 23-year-old would then ignore or block all attempts made by his victims to contact him.

One woman said that he had travelled from London to stay with her at her home in Chichester.

While he was staying with her, she left early in the morning for work while Richardson stayed at her home.

But, later that day, her bank contacted her after noticing “suspicious activity” on her account.

Richardson had taken the card and used it for a spending spree in Brighton.

She quickly cancelled all of her cards and returned home to find her PlayStation 4 games console, several games and two pair of Beats headphones had been taken.

These are worth a combined total of about £800.

Richardson also targeted another woman with a similar scheme at her home in Portsmouth.

He told her he lived in London and was in the area for work.

But, while staying at her house, he claimed the work had been cancelled and the victim agreed to let him stay on her sofa as she went to work.

When she returned home, £70 cash had been stolen from a money tin owned by her brother, who she lived with.

A silver Accurist watch, a PlayStation 4 controller and numerous PlayStation games were also missing from his room.

Richardson also took her credit card and used it to make a series of purchases and cash withdrawals.

Police investigated the crimes and were led to an address in Kensington Road, Crawley, on October 31.

There, they arrested Richardson, of Foulness Island in Southend, and he was charged with burglary, two counts of theft and two counts of fraud by false representation.

When interviewed by police, the crook confessed he had sold some of the electronics for cash at the CeX store in Brighton.

At Portsmouth Crown Court on November 22 he was sentenced to 96 weeks in prison.

Investigating officer, PC Jordan Holmes, said: “Richardson abused the trust of two women just days after meeting them via an online dating service.

“He made up a number of lies in order to gain access to his victims’ properties while no one else was home, and used this opportunity to steal a number of valuable items.

“The sentence reflects the level of deceit he demonstrated, as well as his offending history, and this was made possible thanks to a joint operation involving Sussex Police, Hampshire Police and Kent Police.

“While the victims will not have foreseen his criminal activity, we hope this case will raise awareness to others seeking to meet someone online.

“Be aware and be vigilant, and don’t hesitate to report anything suspicious to us.”