Monday, March 17, 2014

India: British Citizen Lloyd McMullan, 43, Arrested, Wanted in Anjuna, Calangute, Mapusa

According to The Times of India, Anjuna police have arrested Briton Lloyd McMullan, 43, for his alleged involvement in various theft cases reported in Anjuna and Calangute.

Police also have recovered gold, silver ornaments and electronic goods worth INR 500,000 (US$8,158.91).

German national Thomas Gorbel, a resident of Naikawada in Anjuna, had complained that his belongings were missing from his rented room. Acting on the complaint and a reliable tip, McMullan was subsequently detained by Anjuna police.

Upon being interrogated, several theft cases involving Lloyd as the perpetrator with police recovering ther stolen property. McMullan had stolen gold and silver jewelry, laptops and other electronic goods from locals and tourists police corroborated.

COMMENT: As a result, McMullan has been remanded into custody until March 18. Further investigations in various cases are in progress.

McMullan is also wanted in theft cases which occurred in the UK and Nepal. 

McMullan was last arrested in Goa in December 2012 for a theft in a cafe at Anjuna. He was also arrested in connection with a theft case at a supermarket in Anjuna in August 2012, arrested in 2011 for theft at Calangute and for theft of goods in Mapusa.

Police have also identified McMullan as being involved in six theft cases in Anjuna.

Police have also corroborated that McMullan is in possession of a metal rod used to open doors, windows and which can easily breech door locks.

One can only hope that Indian police keep McMullan on a tight leash. 

Otherwise, the charismatic, personable sociopath is surely to escape from their clutches again, only to deprive other victims in India and abroad of their valuables.